Anthony Trollope was a novelist from England, who lived in the 19th century and is considered as one of the most famous novelists of the Victorian Era. He studied at Harrow and then at Winchester College, two of the finest public schools in England, but since his parents did not have much money in spite of their privileged background, he was often bullied. It was at school that Trollope started thinking about plot lines of stories. After working in Belgium as a member of the Austrian army and then as a purveyor clerk in Ireland, Trollope started working as a novelist. One of Trollope’s most famous works is the ‘Chronicles of Barsetshire’, which is actually a collection of novels about the events in the fictional county called Barsetshire. He found success as an author almost immediately, and after working in Ireland for some years he went back to England. Some of his other notable works include ‘The Three Clerks’, ‘Castle Richmond’ and ‘Framley Parsonage’ among others to firmly establish himself in the London literary network. Trollope’s work, thoughts and writings are still read widely. Here are some of the most profound quotes from the life, times and works of Anthony Trollope that you would surely enjoy.
There is an aptness, a propriety, a fitness in these things which one can understand perhaps better than explain.
Her virtues were too numerous to describe, and not sufficiently interesting to deserve description.
Everything about her room betokened wealth; but she had put away the French novels, and had placed a Bible on a little table, not quite hidden, behind her own seat.
In former days the Earl had been a man quite capable of making himself disagreeable, and probably had not yet lost the power of doing so. Of all our capabilities this is the one which clings longest to us.