Anthony Trollope Biography
Birthday: April 24, 1815 (Taurus)
Born In: London, England
Anthony Trollope, an English novelist who lived during the 19th century, is best remembered for his ‘Chronicles of Barsetshire’ series, which consisted of six novels. ‘The Warden’ was the first novel of this series and it was also his first successful novel. He wrote during the Victorian times and his novels provide a rich insight into the politics, gender issues, and society of that time. Readers found his humorous insights into the everyday lives of ordinary people quite endearing. He authored 47 novels, two plays, an autobiography, a number of travel books and short stories, and numerous articles, lectures, and reviews. In his autobiography, he admitted that he had a writing schedule that he strictly adhered to and that finance was his main motive for writing. This was not taken nicely by the critics and writers of that time. His reputation as a writer suffered a lot due to this admission; however, during the mid-20th century, critics and readers rediscovered the brilliance of Trollope’s writings. Actor Sir Alec Guinness, novelist Sue Grafton, politician Sir John Major, screenwriter Harding Lemay, and economist John Kenneth Galbraith are some of the most famous fans of Trollope.