• by Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by Bernard Mayes
  • 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anthony Trollope is most famous for his portrait of the professional and landed classes of Victorian England, especially in his Palliser and Barsetshire novels. But he was also the author of one of the most fascinating autobiographies of the nineteenth century.
Trollope was born in 1815, the product of a formidable mother and a tragically unsuccessful father who was socially ambitious for his sons. He was the victim of vicious bullying at Harrow and Winchester. But he had inherited his mother's determination, and managed later to carve out a successful career in the General Post Office while devoting every spare moment to writing. How he paid his groom to wake him every morning at 5:30 a.m. and disciplined himself to write 250 words every fifteen minutes has become part of literary legend. His efforts resulted in over sixty books, a sizable fortune, and fame, and his autobiography. Trollope looks back on his life with satisfaction. Perhaps as interesting as the facts he reveals and the opinions he records about Dickens and George Eliot, politics and the civil service are the judgments he passes on his own character.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Atrocious sound quality - But still worth it

What did you like most about Trollope?

His dry wit is wonderful

What was one of the most memorable moments of Trollope?

it was a surprise how horrid a childhood he had suffered.

What aspect of Bernard Mayes’s performance might you have changed?

The fact that it sounded as it it been recorded in a living room with a blanket over the actors head was disturbing. And at points made it impossible to hear what was read.

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- Kindle Kamper

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-10-2000
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.