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|A Select Bibliography|
|Some Critical and Biographical Studies|
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ANTHONY TROLLOPE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, by M. L. Irwin; New York (1926) — contains useful references to early reviews, articles in periodicals etc.
TROLLOPE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, by M. Sadleir (1928) — based on the compiler's renowned collection now in the Parrish Collection in the Princeton University Library: Supplement, 1934, and additional material in Sadleir's XIX Century Fiction, 1951. The final authority on the works of Trollope themselves, with a fascinating section on the extent of their popularity, as measured by the book market.
A GUIDE TO TROLLOPE, by W. G. and J. T. Gerould; Princeton (1948) — contains bibliographical tables, and a dictionary of characters, places and events in the novels.
Note: There is no complete edition of Trollope's works, and it now seems unlikely that there ever will be, for the Oxford University Press has been forced to discontinue the Oxford Illustrated Trollope which was begun in 1948, at a point when it included only nine titles (in fifteen volumes). Many of the novels, however, with the Autobiography, are published in the World's Classics series by the same publishers, and for most purposes this can be regarded as the standard, if not complete, edition. Several of the novels are also available in Everyman's Library and in Nelson's Classics.
THE BARSETSHIRE NOVELS, ed. F. Harrison, 8 VOLS (1906).
THE BARSETSHIRE NOVELS, ed. M. Sadleir, 14 vols; Oxford (1929) — Shakespeare Head edition.
THE OXFORD TROLLOPE, ed. M. Sadleir and F. Page, 15 vols (1948) — includes the following nine titles: Can You Forgive Her? 2 vols, 1948; Phineas Finn. 2 vols, 1949; The Eustace Diamonds, 2 vols, 1950; An Autobiography etc. 1950; Phineas Redux, 2 vols, 1951; The Prime Minister, 2 vols, 1952; The Warden, 1952; Barchester Towers, 2 VOLS, 1953; The Duke's Children, 1954.
THE LETTERS OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE, ed. B. Allen Booth (1951) — uniform with volumes of Oxford edition.
THE TROLLOPS READER, ed. E. C. Dunne and M. E. Dodd; New York (1947) — gives few of his dramatic scenes, but exemplifies very well his range of observation.
THE PARSON'S DAUGHTER AND OTHER STORIES, ed. J. Hampden (1949) — includes Katchen's Caprices, not reprinted since its first appearance in Haryer's Weekly, 1866-7, and four other stories.
THE BEDSIDE BARSETSHIRE, ed. L. O. Tingay (1940) — has its uses, but proves very clearly that Trollope needs space and time to develop his effects.
MARY GRESLEY AND OTHER STORIES, ed. J. Hampden (1951) — includes five stories.
THE MACDERMOTS OF BALLYCLORAN, 3 vols (1847). Novel
THE KELLYS AND THE O'KELLYS: A TALE OF IRISH LIFE, 3 vols (1848). Novel
LA VENDEE: AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE, 3 vols (1850). Historical Novel
THE WARDEN (1855). Barsetshire Novel — with an introduction by A. D. J. Cockshut, 1955.
BARCHESTER TOWERS, 3 vols (1857). Barsetshire Novel — with introduction by P. Hansford Johnson, 1952.
THE THREE CLERKS, 3 vols (1858). Novel
DOCTOR THORNE, 3 vols (1858). Barsetshire Novel
THE BERTRAMS, 3 vols (1850). Novel
THE WEST INDIES AND THE SPANISH MAIN (1859). Travel
CASTLE RICHMOND, 3 vols (1860). Novel
TALES OF ALL COUNTRIES, 2 series (1861-3). Stories
FRAMLEY PARSONAGE, 3 vols (1861). Barsetshire Novel
ORLEY FARM, 2 vols (1862). Novel
NORTH AMERICA, 2 vols (1862). Travel — ed. D. Smalley and B. A. Booth, New York, 1951
RACHEL RAY, 2 vols (1863). Novel
THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON, 2 vols (1864). Barsetshire Novel
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, 2 vols (1864-5). Political Novel
MISS MACKENZIE, 2 vols (1865). Novel
HUNTING SKETCHES (1865). Sketches wed. J. Boyd, 1934 and L. Edwards, 1952.
THE BELTON ESTATE, 3 vols (1866). Novel
TRAVELLING SKETCHES (1866). Sketches
CLERGYMEN OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND (1866). Essays
NINA BALATKA: THE STORY OF A MAIDEN OF PRAGUE, 2 vols (1867). Novel
THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET, 2 vols (1867). Barsetshire Novel
THE CLAVERINGS, 2 vols (1867). Novel
LOTTA SCHMIDT: AND OTHER STORIES (1867). Stories
LINDA TRESSEL, 2 VOLs(1868). Novel
PHINEAS FINN, THE IRISH MEMBER, 2 vols (1869). Political Novel
HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT, 2 vols (1869). Novel
DID HE STEAL IT? (1869). Drama — privately printed. An adaptation by Trollope from the central episode of the Last Chronicle of Barset, ed. R. H. Taylor, Princeton, 1952.
THE VICAR OF BULLHAMPTON, 2 vols (1870). Novel
AN EDITOR'S TALES (1870). Stories
THE STRUGGLES OF BROWN, JONES AND ROBINSON: BY ONE OF THE FIRM (1870). Novel — a pirated edition, reprinted from the Cornhill Magazine, had appeared in the U.S.A. in 1862.
THE COMMENTARIES OF CAESAR (1870). Translation
SIR HARRY HOTSPUR OF HUMBLETHWAITE (1871). Novel
RALPH THE HEIR, 3 vols (1871). Novel
THE GOLDEN LION OF GRANPERE (1872). Novel
THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS, 3 vols (1873). Political Nove
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, 2 vols (1873). Travel
LADY ANNA, 2 vols (1874). Novel
PHINEAS REDUX, 2 vols (1874). Political Novel — Oxford Illustrated Edition, 2 vols, 1951.
HARRY HEATHCOTE OF GANGOIL: A TALE OF AUSTRALIAN BUSH LIFE (1874). Novel
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW, 2 vols (1875). Novel
THE PRIME MINISTER, 4 vols (1876). Political Novel
THE AMERICAN SENATOR, 3 vols (1877). Novel
CHRISTMAS AT THOMPSON HALL; New York (1877). Story
SOUTH AFRICA, 2 vols (1878). Travel
IS HE POPENJOY?,3 vols (1878). Novel
THE LADY OF LAUNAY; New York (1878). Story
HOW THE MASTIFFS WENT TO ICELAND (1878). Travel — privately printed.
AN EYE FOR AN EYE, 2 vols (1879). Novel
THACKERAY (1879). Criticism
JOHN CALDIGATE, 3 vols (1879). Novel
COUSIN HENRY, 2 vols (1879). Novel
THE DUKE'S CHILDREN, 3 vols (1880). Political Novel
THE LIFE OF CICERO, 2 vols (1880). Biography
DR WORTLE'S SCHOOL, 2 vols (1881). Novel
AYALA'S ANGEL, 3 vols (1881). Novel
WHY FRAU FROHMANN RAISED HER PRICES AND OTHER STORIES (1882). Stories
LORD PALMERSTON (1882). Biography
THE FIXED PERIOD, 2 vols (1882). Novel
MARION FAY, 3 VOLs (1882). Novel
KEPT IN THE DARK, 2 vols (1882). Novel
MR SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILY , 3 vols (1883). Novel
THE LANDLEAGUERS, 3 vols (1883).Novel
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY (1883).
AN OLD MAN'S LOVE, 2 vols (1883). Novel
THE NOBLE JILT: A COMEDY, ed. M. Sadleir (1923). Drama — written in 1850, but never acted; used as the main plot of Can You Forgive Her? and mentioned in The Eustace Diamonds.
LONDON TRADESMEN, ed. M. Sadleir (1928). Sketches — from the Pall Mall Gazette, 1880.
FOUR LECTURES, ed. M. L. Parrish (1938).
THE TIRELESS TRAVELLER, ed. B. A. Booth; Cambridge (1941) — letters contributed to the Liverpool Mercury, 1875.
THE TWO HEROINES OF PLUMPLINGTON, ed. J. Hampden (1953). Story
REVUE DES DEUX MONDES (1855 and 1858) — studies by Emile Montegut, a French critic who specialized in the interpretation of English literature. The first of these reviews contains a long study of The Warden, the second deals fully with Barchester Towers and Dr Thome. They illustrate very clearly the general superiority of the French critical approach to fiction over that of the English reviewers of the same period. It was this superiority in skill and seriousness which enabled Montagut to perceive in Trollope, not simply a naive realist, but a writer who imposed upon his report of life a pattern of his own, with a style of his own. Both reviews were reprinted in the first volume of his Ecrivains Modemes de l'Angletetre, Paris, 1892.
PARIAL PORTRAITS, by H. Jarnes (1888) — the most perceptive of the early estimates of Trollope's quality.
STUDIES IN EARLY VICTORIAN LITERATURE, by F. Harrison (a 1895) — a short essay, but of special interest because it gives a first-hand impression of Trollope himself, and of the surprise felt by the writer that such fine qualities should have happened to lodge in so bluff and noisy a man.
CORRECTED IMPRESSIONS, by G. Saintsbury (1895) — the short discussion of Trollope in the essay called 'Three Mid-Century Novelists', is a shallow and contemptuous attempt to record his 'comparative oblivion'. It may be of some interest as marking the nadir of his reputation. In his 'Trollope Revisted', Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association, Vol. Vl, 1920, the same author copiously but indecisively admits that the oblivion had been, after all, only very comparative.
STUDIES OF A BIOGRAPHER, Vol. IV, by L. Stephen (1902) — the essay on Trollope is short and pleasantly nostalgic; it treats him as a pleasing record of a peaceful but bygone age, and is the first expression of this mode of appreciating him.
A BOOK OF ESSAYS, by G. S. Street (1902) — a short essay on Trollope claims for him a higher place than was usual at the time, and discusses his 'realism' with some penetration.
ANTHONY TROLLOPE: HIS WORK, ASSOCIATES AND LITERARY ORIGINALS, by T. H. S. Escott (1913) — the first full-length biography. Many details were filled in by a writer who knew Trollope personally.
THE POLITICAL NOVEL: ITS DEVELOPMENT IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, by M. E. Speare; New York (1924) — some interesting points are made about Trollope's treatment of politics, but the author is prevented from doing justice to him by his admiration of Disraeli, whom Trollope disliked both as a Politician and as a novelist.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE, by S. van B. Nicholas; New York (1925) — only 490 copies of this booklet were printed. Some of its literary judgements are too enthusiastic, but it contains one of the first attempts to draw a map of Barsetshire, and to classify the novels.
TROLLOPE: A COMMENTARY, by M. Sadleir (1927) — revised editions 1945, 1901.
ANTHONY TROLLOPE, by H. Walpole (1929)
PORTRAITS, by D. MacCarthy (1931)
FEMALE CHARACTERS IN THE WORKS OF TROLLOPE, by C. C. Koets; Amsterdam (1933).
EARLY VICTORIAN NOVELISTS, by Lord David Cecil (1934) — a judicious estimate of Trollope is given, containing some valuable comparisons between him and some of his contemporaries, especially Jane Austen, who was his favourite novelist in his youth.
THE TROLLOPIAN, ed. B. A. Booth; Los Angeles (1945-49) — a quarterly, continued after 1949 as Nineteenth Century Fiction.
THE TROLLOPES: THE CHRONICLE OF A WRITING FAMILY, by L. P. and R. P. Stebbins (1945) — contains much biographical information about Trollope's mother and his eldest brother Thomas Adolphus, and one of the first attempts to emphasise the gloomier and less orthodox strains in Trollope himself
TROLLOPE: A NEW JUDGEMENT, by E. Bowen; Oxford (1946)
ANTHONY TROLLOPE, by B. C. Brown (1950) — a sympathetic attempt to define the 'theme' common to the novels, and some illuminating suggestions about the effect of Civil Service experience upon Trollope's approach to life and people.
ANTHONY TROLLOPE: A CRITICAL STUDY, by A. O. J. Cockshut (1955).
A CENTURY OF TROLLOPE CRITICISM, by R. Helling; Helsinki (1956) — a detailed survey of the ups and downs of Trollope's reputation from his own day to the present, with a good selection of quotations from the original reviews, and a good bibliography of Trollope criticism.
THE HERO IN ECLIPSE IN VICTORIAN FICTION, by M. Praz (1956) — the long chapter on Trollope is perhaps the most favourable and discriminating judgement so far made by a writer neither English or American.
ANTHONY TROLLOPE: ASPECTS OF HIS LIFE AND WORK, by B. A. Booth (1959) — this very learned study is specially interesting on the social back-ground, and the vagaries of Trollope's fame.
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