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Trollope

1. Anthony. 1815--82, English novelist. His most successful novels, such as The Warden (1855), Barchester Towers (1857), and Dr Thorne (1858), are those in the Barsetshire series of studies of English provincial life. The Palliser series of political novels includes Phineas Redux (1874) and The Prime Minister (1876)
2. Joanna. born 1943, British novelist: her works include The Choir (1988), A Village Affair (1989), The Rector's Wife (1991), The Best of Friends (1995), and The Girl From the South (2002)
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Tales of the City is a powerful case in point, as it reproduces so many of the narrative gestures that make Trollopian or Dickensian serials "serial.
With its mixture of would-be Wildean wordplay and great dollops of Trollopian narration, this "Chair" is indeed overstuffed.
And then there is the irrepressible urge epater les bourgeois, who might, after all, have taken some false comfort from Hauerwas' high praise of the Trollopian gentleman; thus we have an essay on 'Why Gays (as a Group) are Morally Superior to Christians (as a Group)'.
2 If Victoria Glendinning is to be believed, there may be another peculiarly Trollopian suggestion of Miss Mackenzie's sexuality here: 'The teeth of Clara Van Siever in The Last Chronicle of Barset are described as being too perfect, "like miniature walls of carved ivory".
9) In his autobiography, Trollope claims to have written about 40 pages of material a week during his more productive periods (a Trollopian page containing 250 words).