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December 6, 2013

The Triumph of Trollope

Anthony Trollope    (1815 - 1882)

Anthony Trollope
(1815 – 1882)

By Steve King

On this day in 1882 Anthony Trollope died. The recent commemorative plaque placed in Poets’ Corner is inscribed with the last sentence from Trollope’s posthumously-published Autobiography: “Now I stretch out my hand, and from the further shore I bid adieu to all who have cared to read any among the many words that I have written.” The “many words” amount to forty-seven novels, all still in print and most selling well.

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