Any Reading Plans for the Trollope Centennial?

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Any Reading Plans for the Trollope Centennial?

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Muokkaaja: tammikuu 23, 2015, 11:11 pm

Do you have any plans to read Trollope (b. 1815) this year? I'm hoping to finish the Pallisers (I've read the first 2) and The Way We Live Now. Up to this point, my 2 favorite Trollopes are He Knew He Was Right and Doctor Thorne.

There's also a discussion thread on the Centennial Thread here:

tammikuu 23, 2015, 11:30 pm

I read all the Barsetshires a couple of years ago, and most of the Pallisers. I liked them all, but I think The Eustace Diamonds is my favorite.

FWIW, I read Frances Trollope's Domestic Manners of the Americans. It's still an entertaining read, and time has taken most of the sting out of her criticisms of us. Cincinnati isn't nearly so dreadful as it was when she was there. At any rate, the pigs are gone.

I'm up for The Way We Live Now.

tammikuu 24, 2015, 8:09 am

I didn't really know it was an anniversary year, but I've just started the Palliser series with Can you forgive her? which I expect to finish in the next few days.

I read and loved the Barsetshire series several years ago.

>1 kac522: I loved Doctor Thorne as well.

tammikuu 24, 2015, 7:25 pm

Somewhere (I can't remember where!) I read that there will be a group read or tutored read of The Eustace Diamonds in February. Any one know about this, and where I can find the thread?

tammikuu 29, 2015, 6:12 pm

I just finished The Warden and hope to get through the Barsetshire series in time for the new full edition of The Duke's Children coming out this Spring.

I will then try and get to the political ones.

huhtikuu 24, 2015, 10:38 am

I found an article on Trollope in the 'Guardian' newspaper in which writers were asked to recommend their favourite Trollope titles. Andrew Davies was enthusiastic about He knew he was right(1869)

He calls it a 'deliberate take on Shakespeare's 'Othello', 'far from Trollope's usual genial wordliness.' I have managed to obtain a copy and I hope that I agree with him as it is a very long novel in the true 19th Century fashion. I will however tackle it in tribute to this still underrated writer.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 25, 2015, 2:06 am

He Knew He Was Right is the most powerful of the Trollope novels
I've read, although not my favorite. For the 200th birthday today l've started Lady Anna.

kesäkuu 24, 2015, 5:45 pm

I remain intrigued by the title of Is He Popenjoy?
But perhaps I should read He Knew He Was Right?

heinäkuu 18, 2015, 4:39 pm

I've just finished re-reading The Small House at Alllington I think that what I missed before is that Lily Dale has obviously been sexually intimate with Crosbie. i think Trollope went as far as he possibly could to make this clear. There are so many references to caresses and passion and giving oneself and she couldn't marry another one after...after...

syyskuu 1, 2015, 9:27 pm

A Group Read of Phineas Redux has started here:

marraskuu 8, 2015, 9:25 pm

I am new to reading Trollope and read seven books of his so far in 2015 and all are excellent. I enjoyed the 6 Chronicles of Barsetshire novels, and Orley Farm. Now I am reading The Bertrams and so far it is brilliant Trollope with great characters and plot.

marraskuu 9, 2015, 12:28 am

I didn't quite make my goal of finishing the Pallisers. This year I read from the Pallisers:

Phineas Finn,
The Eustace Diamonds and
Phineas Redux

and the novels

Lady Anna and
Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite

I'm hoping to get to at least one more Trollope before 2015 ends.