Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day. In 1867 Trollope left his position in the British Post Office to run for Parliament as a Liberal candidate in 1868. After he lost, he concentrated entirely oAnthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day. In 1867 Trollope left his position in the British Post Office to run for Parliament as a Liberal candidate in 1868. After he lost, he concentrated entirely on his literary career. While continuing to produce novels rapidly, he also edited the St Paul's Magazine, which published several of his novels in serial form. His first major success came with The Warden (1855) - the first of six novels set in the fictional county of Barsetshire. The comic masterpiece Barchester Towers (1857) has probably become the best-known of these. Trollope's popularity and critical success diminished in his later years, but he continued to write prolifically, and some of his later novels have acquired a good reputation. In particular, critics generally acknowledge the sweeping satire The Way We Live Now (1875) as his masterpiece. In all, Trollope wrote forty-seven novels, as well as dozens of short stories and a few books on travel....
|Title||:||O'Conors of Castle Conor, County Mayo|
|Number of Pages||:||20 Pages|
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O'Conors of Castle Conor, County Mayo Reviews
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Anthony Trollope does not always quite get the point of the short story as a medium, but in "The O'Conors of Castle Conor," we have a delightful exception. For one thing, he does not weight the story down with a heavy superstructure of superfluous description. He begins in medias res with his English hero, Archibald Green, stuck in the wilds of Ballyglass, Ireland, without a proper introduction to the local lord, Tom O'Conor, who is a fox-hunting aficionado. What our hero does is join the fox hunt without an invitation, only to find that he is not only welcome, but asked to stay at Castle Oonor.The whole plot hinges on a pair of dancing pumps, which O'Conor's servant is supposed to fetch from the inn where he had been staying. The O'Conors, after all, have delightful young ladies and not dancing is out of the question. Instead of dancing pumps, the servant brings a pair of huge hobnail boots. The point of the story is how Archibald manages to get through the evening, but you'll have to find that out for yourselves.This is a most amiable story, full of the author's genuine love for Ireland based on the years he lived there.