24 April 2017 Susannah

Anthony Trollope – English novelist, born 24 April 1815

Anthony Trollope quote by Susannah Fullerton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Anthony Trollope, 24 April

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Portrait of Anthony Trollope, by Napoleon Sarony.

I adore the novels of Anthony Trollope. Fortunately, he wrote 47 of them, so there is plenty to feed my Trollope addiction. His best known are of course the 6 novels in the Barsetshire series (the clerical novels) and the 6 novels in the Palliser series (the political novels), but there is so much else to enjoy. Try reading his fabulous Miss Mackenzie about a spinster who suddenly finds herself possessed of money, and stripped of demanding relatives. Ayala’s Angel is another excellent read, and so is He Knew he was Right which is a brilliant study of manic depression. Then there’s John Caldigate, The Way We Live Now, Rachel Ray, Mr Scarborough’s Family, Ralph the Heir, and the list goes on …

Trollope really was a wonderful man and writer. He wrote short stories, travel books, a play, and biographies, as well as his autobiography, but the novels are what you keep going back to. The Trollope Society The Trollope Society in the UK, of which I am a member, produces excellent publications with articles, reviews and reports of their events. I wish I lived nearer and could attend more meetings. However, the only place in the world named after Anthony Trollope is in Australia – Trollope’s Reach on the Hawkesbury River. He once enjoyed a picnic there, and along with fellow Aussie Trollopians, I have enjoyed a picnic there too – all great fun.

The very best way to enjoy Trollope is to listen to the books read by actor Timothy West. His voice is simply made to read Trollope and he does the range of voices and emotions quite brilliantly.

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BUY THE BOOKS
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope

The Warden by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Timothy West
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Timothy West
Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Timothy West
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Timothy West
The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Timothy West
The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Timothy West

Trollope by Victoria Glendinning
An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope
Trollope and Women by Margaret Markwick
The First Celebrity: Anthony Trollope’s Australian Odyssey by Nigel Starck
Fanny Trollope by Teresa Ransom
Susannah Fullerton: Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia 1836-1939

FREE DOWNLOAD
Some free versions are better than others, please feel free to try these, but I cannot guarantee the quality.
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
   Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
Free downloadable versions in kindle or epub format. (Select from the available versions.) If you are unsure of how to add these files to your ereader, look here.

   The Warden by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Nick Whitley
   Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Nick Whitley
   Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Nicholas Clifford
   Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope, collaborative narration
   The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope, collaborative narration
   The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Steve Gough

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The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
National Library of Australia free public access to books in Australian libraries.

MOVIES
Some free versions are better than others, please feel free to try these, but I cannot guarantee the quality.
A playlist for Barchester Towers including the full 1982 BBCTV adaptation.

LINKS
 Susannah Fullerton: Virtual Talk – Anthony Trollope & Barchester Towers
 Susannah Fullerton: Literary Readers Guide to Dr Thorne
  Susannah Fullerton: Twain and Trollope in Oz
  Susannah Fullerton: Film adaptations of the classics
  Susannah Fullerton: HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Anthony Trollope
  Susannah Fullerton: Anthony Trollope: literary celebrity presented by Australian ABC Radio National PocketDocs

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