Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882) had a successful carrer in the Post Office, alongisde which he wrote. His first novel was published in 1847, and he went on to write over forty novels as well as short stories. The Barsetshire Chronicles are by many regarded as his masterpieces.Robin Gilmour was Reader in English as the University of Aberdeen, and author of The Novel in the Victorian Age and The Victorian Age- The INtellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature 1830-1890. He died in 1999.
"Trollope will remain one of the most trustworthy . . . of the writers who have helped the heart of man to know itself." --Henry James