Trollope, Austen, Folly, Pathos, Understanding
Posted by Erica on July 21, 1998 at 03:09:17:
In response to A Plug for Trollope, written by Art on July 19, 1998 at 01:04:19
Hurrah for Mr. Trollope! Art is so correct: if you yearn for more social wit a la the country gentry, and are willing to do with the prose of a star perhaps not so bright as Jane's, please pick up a Trollope novel. The day I discovered his work was joyous indeed. Mr. Trollope understood people; their stubborness, irrational hurmors, their valliant hours. And he wrote very funny tales! The Anglican church (both High and Low) affords him the perfect framework for his books. To paraphrase a certain authoress of our acquaintance, "For or five country vicars is just the thing to work on."
] In reading the different message boards and the Library Archives I don't see any significant posts for Anthony Trollope. I suspect that most Pemberlonians would find his books, most particularly the "Barsetshire Chronicles," very interesting, absorbing, and worthy of close attention. He writes about the same social class as Jane, albeit 30 to 40 years after her time and, mutatis mutandis, many of the basic themes are quite similar to hers...
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