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Fanny Trollope (1780–1863)

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Frances Trollope, the mother of the prolific mid-Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope, was an accomplished novelist and travel writer in her own right. In all, she was the author of 35 novels, many of them quite popular. Born the second daughter of a vicar, she was raised in the town of Bristol. In näytä lisää 1809 she married Thomas Trollope, a promising young barrister. Although Thomas had a profitable legal practice, a number of pecuniary crises strained the Trollopes financially. In 1827, partly in an attempt to escape her husband's sullenness over their money matters and partly to help rebuild the family's fortune, she took three of her six children to the United States, where she remained until 1830. There (in Cincinnati) she set up a retail store that was to provide this region of provincial America with European culture. When the scheme failed, Trollope turned to writing as a means of self-preservation. The result was Domestic Manners of the Americans, which was immensely popular, and The Refugee in America, her first novel, both published in 1832. Soon after she established a professional relationship with the publisher Richard Bentley, who went far to publicize her work. The finances of the family did not improve, however, and in 1835, finally bankrupt, the Trollopes moved to Belgium, where Thomas died. Frances's agreement with Bentley, who paid her $7600 per novel, and her remarkable output of two novels per year restored the family fortunes. During her life Trollope's fiction was considered rough and inelegant, and she was not a favorite of the critics. In recent years her work has begun to attract considerable attention for its insightful political and social analysis and its strong stand on issues of the day. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

(eng) Do not confuse or combine her with her daughter-in-law Frances Eleanor Trollope, née Ternan (1835-1913), also a novelist.

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Tekijän teokset

Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832) 523 kappaletta
The Widow Barnaby (1995) 40 kappaletta
The Vicar of Wrexhill (1837) 31 kappaletta
Paris and the Parisians (1836) 19 kappaletta
The Three Cousins (1847) 19 kappaletta
Hargrave (1843) 15 kappaletta
Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw (2010) 5 kappaletta
One Fault. A novel, etc. (2008) 5 kappaletta
The Ward of Thorpe-Combe, etc. (2008) 3 kappaletta
A Visit to Italy 3 kappaletta
The Refugee In America (1832) 3 kappaletta
The Widow Barnaby, Vol. 1 (2011) 3 kappaletta
Young Love (1999) 2 kappaletta
The Abbess (2008) 2 kappaletta
Gertrude, or, Family Pride (2015) 2 kappaletta
A Visit to Italy, Volume II — Tekijä — 1 kappale
A Summer in Brittany — Toimittaja — 1 kappale
Uncle Walter 1 kappale
Town and Country 1 kappale

Associated Works

Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Avustaja — 281 kappaletta
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Avustaja — 192 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Avustaja — 119 kappaletta
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta

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Muut nimet
Milton, Frances (birth)
Trollope, Frances
English Cemetery, Florence, Italy
Stapleton, Bristol, England, UK
Florence, Italy
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Nashoba Commune, Germantown, Tennessee, USA
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Florence, Italy
social reformer
Trollope, Anthony (son)
Trollope, Thomas Adolphus (son)
Trollope, Frances Eleanor (daughter-in-law)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Frances Milton Trollope was a prolific English novelist and writer who often used her works as social commentary. In 1809, at age 30, she married Thomas A. Trollope, a lawyer with whom she had seven children. In 1827, she traveled to the USA and stayed at the experimental utopian community, Nashoba Commune, near Memphis, Tennessee. After her return to England, she began writing to help support her family. Her first book, Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832), was a bestseller and caused a sensation both in the UK and the USA for its unflattering view of American society. During her career, she published some 100 volumes. In the late 1830s, she moved to Florence, Italy, where she lived until her death.
Do not confuse or combine her with her daughter-in-law Frances Eleanor Trollope, née Ternan (1835-1913), also a novelist.



I loved this book. It really gave me an insight into the roots of our culture. And make no mistake: this woman is spot-on. And she's still spot-on.

The problem and the thing that makes it a one of a kind gem is that it's told by an Englishwoman. The conceit that makes Trollope ridiculous is the idea that after leaving England, we would automatically want to be just like them. We'd travel in ships for months, fight the natives, make roads, FIGHT THEM OFF etc, and set up another England. And we would have it all neatly wrapped up in 200 years so "our grandmother the British" could feel right at home.

It's just silly. Europe took thousands of years to get where it was in the mid nineteenth century.

What makes this book an important part of history is the light it shines on both sides simultaneously. We are, well, ourselves. And she represents everything that was wrong with the Brits at the time-mainly the conceit of thinking theirs was the only way. At the time the Brits were vigorously making sure that "the sun never sets on the British Empire".

Did she not know that they sold us the slaves? The irony! Read this and know how blind one can be to one's own country.
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naturegirlj9 | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 26, 2023 |
The Mowbray family was part of the gentry of the English village of Wrexhill. To the great misfortune of his family, Charles Mowbray died just weeks after Reverend Cartwright became the vicar of Wrexhill. Mowbray made an unusual will, leaving most of his estate to his youngish widow instead of to his son. This led to a rift with the will’s co-executor, which in turn led to the widow’s growing reliance on the new vicar. The Machiavellian vicar uses the trappings of religion to gain control over the widow and many of the young women of Wrexhill, and to inflict suffering on those who are canny enough to see through his pretenses.

Trollope’s dialogue is overly flowery and doesn’t ring true. She evidently didn’t have Austen’s gift for authentic dialogue. However, her characterization of the wicked vicar is chillingly realistic. I had a hard time tearing myself away from this novel when I needed to do other things. It seems like the kind of plot that would translate well to screen, and I’m surprised it hasn’t already been done.
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cbl_tn | Aug 1, 2022 |
I like this even more than I thought I would after picking it for its historical value and because the writer was the mother of one of my favorite novelists of all time, Anthony Trollope. I can only imagine what Americans at the time must have thought of this funny book that often maligns their culture and habits! :) I discovered this for free in the Kindle store, where other quirky reads of the nineteenth century can also be acquired without any charge as well.
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booksandcats4ever | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 30, 2018 |



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