THE TROLLOPES by Lucy Poate & Richard Poate Stebbins
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Savory for the savants and absorbing reading for the layman caught in the current Trollopean flow. A family biography which concentrates on the writing Frances Trollope, mother of Thomas Augustus and the famed Anthony; close attention to family problems, fortunes, relationships, while bringing out details of each career and personality in abundant fashion. There are the incidents, tragedies, high and low moments of their combined careers, the impulses that thrust each one into writing, the response of the critics and the public to their writings, the full cycle of their lives. There is a sense of freshness since the half-forgotten Sadleir and Walpole books ....Written by a mother and son -- this story of a mother and her sons. The enthusiasm for Trollope (Anthony) is at peak; there's your market for this biography.

Publisher: Columbia University Press