Frances Trollope

Frances Trollope

Michael Sadleir, Trollope: A Commentary (London: Constable, 1927) 75. Helen Heineman, Three Victorians in the New World: Interpretations of the New World in the Works of Frances Trollope, Charles Dickens, and Anthony Trollope (New York: ...

Author: Tamara Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317966890

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Long overshadowed by her more widely read and reprinted son Anthony, Frances Trollope is almost exclusively remembered for her travel writing and especially for the notoriously controversial Domestic Manners of the Americans. Her impressively prolific career as a writer, however, covered and transgressed several genres, and spanned the early 1830s right through until the mid-1850s. A contemporary of Jane Austen, Trollope wrote social-problem novels about industrial England and satirical exposures of evangelical Christianity, as well as writing the first anti-slavery novel. She was a controversial, yet popular and prolific, writer who lived on her works, while using them to vent her outrage at various social and cultural developments of the time. A reassessment of her position in nineteenth-century literary culture brings to attention her own versatility as well as the various ways in which the pressing issues of the time could be represented and, in turn, helped to form Victorian literature. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Women's Writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Frances Trollope s America

Frances Trollope s America

Rev. of Remarks ... , by William Ousley and The Refugee in America , by Frances Trollope . Quarterly Review 48 ( 1832 ) : 507–23 . [ Jacox , Francis ) . “ Female Novelists : No. V. - Mrs . Trollope . ” New Monthly Magazine 96 ( 1852 ) ...

Author: Linda Abess Ellis

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106011144406

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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On November 4, 1827, Frances Trollope, burdened by her husband's debts, set out for a fresh start in America. With her were three of her children and a young French artist: her husband and her sons Anthony and Tom remained behind. She returned to them four years later, destitute but undaunted, and began, at the age of 52, her publishing career. This study of the novels based on her experiences in America explores the technical and artistic decisions she made when fictionalizing those experiences. Linda Ellis provides a critical reading of four little-known works, placing them in the context of early nineteenth-century political, social, and aesthetic values.
Categories: Fiction

In Common Cause

In Common Cause

That year , while Frances Trollope wrote three more books , she nursed three dying members of her family : her son , Henry , who died at the age of 23 ( never well after their trip to America ) ; her demoralized and defeated husband ...

Author: Susan S. Kissel

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879726172

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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It considers the many contributions of both women to the most significant political movements of their times: anti-slavery; women's rights; and industrial reform. It also traces their defining influence on the ideas and writings of Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Charles Dickens, and the American suffragists.
Categories: Social Science

Americans in British Literature 1770 1832

Americans in British Literature  1770 1832

Frances Trollope also finds fault with this persistent silence of the Americans ... “ They ate in perfect silence , ” Trollope writes of her first meal in a Memphis hotel , “ and with such astonishing rapidity that their dinner was over ...

Author: Christopher Flynn

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754660478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Christopher Flynn's timely book systematically examines for the first time how British writers portrayed America and Americans in the decades immediately following the revolutionary war. In sentimental novels of the 1780s and 1790s, prose and poetry by Wollstonecraft, Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth; and novels and travel accounts by Smollett, Lennox, Frances Trollope, and Basil Hall, Americans are depicted as a breed apart, separated both geographically and temporally from the 'mother country.'
Categories: Literary Criticism



Claire Connolly and Christopher Edwards, Anthony Trollope: A Collector's Catalogue (The Trollope Society, ... The memoir of her motherinlaw byTom Trollope's second wifeis Frances Trollope: Her Life and Literary Work byFrances Eleanor ...

Author: Victoria Glendinning

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446418710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Victoria Glendinning provides a woman's view of Anthony Trollope, placing emphasis on family, particularly on his relationship with his mother. But it is Anthony as a husband and lover that intrigues her most. She looks at the nature of his love for his wife, Rose and at his love for Kate Field.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Aging by the Book

Aging by the Book

Most current critics read The Widow Barnaby as an expression of Frances Trollope's feminism, as Helen Heineman argues, “With the widow Barnaby, Mrs. Trollope created the feminine picaresque, a lady ready to pack her trunks of a moment's ...

Author: Kay Heath

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791477267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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Uncovers the origins of midlife anxiety in Victorian print culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Virtual Victorians

Virtual Victorians

Frances Eleanor Trollope, Frances Trollope: Her Life and Literary Work from George III to Victoria, 2 vols. (London: R. Bently and Son, 1895). Cited henceforth parenthetically as FET. See Juliette Atkinson, “FindeSiècle Female ...

Author: Veronica Alfano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137393296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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Exploring how scholars use digital resources to reconstruct the 19th century, this volume probes key issues in the intersection of digital humanities and history. Part I examines the potential of online research tools for literary scholarship while Part II outlines a prehistory of digital virtuality by exploring specific Victorian cultural forms.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Victorian Narratives of Failed Emigration

Victorian Narratives of Failed Emigration

1 Pamela Neville-Sington, 'The Life and Adventures of a Clever Woman', in Frances Trollope and the Novel of Social Change, ed. Brenda Ayres (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002), 11–25 (16); Brenda Ayres, 'General Introduction', in The Social ...

Author: Tamara S Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317002161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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In her study of the unsuccessful nineteenth-century emigrant, Tamara S. Wagner argues that failed emigration and return drive nineteenth-century writing in English in unexpected, culturally revealing ways. Wagner highlights the hitherto unexplored subgenre of anti-emigration writing that emerged as an important counter-current to a pervasive emigration propaganda machine that was pressing popular fiction into its service. The exportation of characters at the end of a novel indisputably formed a convenient narrative solution that at once mirrored and exaggerated public policies about so-called 'superfluous' or 'redundant' parts of society. Yet the very convenience of such pat endings was increasingly called into question. New starts overseas might not be so easily realizable; emigration destinations failed to live up to the inflated promises of pro-emigration rhetoric; the 'unwanted' might make a surprising reappearance. Wagner juxtaposes representations of emigration in the works of Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Frances Trollope, and Charlotte Yonge with Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian settler fiction by Elizabeth Murray, Clara Cheeseman, and Susanna Moodie, offering a new literary history not just of nineteenth-century migration, but also of transoceanic exchanges and genre formation.
Categories: Literary Criticism



When the writer Frances Trollope entered the tiny principality of Hohenzollern - Heckingen on her trip through Swabia in the 1830s , she knew at once that it was not part of neighbouring Württemberg by the black and white stripes which ...

Author: Abigail Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521793130

Category: History

Page: 386

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An exploration of the nature of identity in nineteenth-century Germany.
Categories: History

Writing Women of the Fin de Si cle

Writing Women of the Fin de Si  cle

... scrutiny: A Lady of England, Agnes Giberne's life of the children's writer Charlotte Maria Tucker, and Frances Trollope, Frances Eleanor Trollope's biography of her mother-in-law Frances Trollope (hereafter referred to as Fanny).

Author: Adrienne E. Gavin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230354265

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Concentrating on a period of significant social and political change and exploring both canonical and newly rediscovered texts, this book critically assess the changing culture of the late-Victorian period as represented by a range of women writers through a range of essays by leading academics in the field and cutting-edge work by newer scholars.
Categories: Literary Criticism