. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire
, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire
. He also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical conflicts of his day.
Noted fans have included Sir Alec Guinness
(who never travelled without a Trollope novel), former British Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan
and Sir John Major
, economist John Kenneth Galbraith
, English judge Lord Denning, American novelists Sue Grafton
and Dominick Dunne
and soap opera writer Harding Lemay
Men who cannot believe in the mystery of our Saviour's redemption can believe that spirits from the dead have visited them in a stranger's parlour, because they see a table shake and do not know how it is shaken; because they hear a rapping on a board, and cannot see the instrument that raps it; because they are touched in the dark, and do not know the hand that touches them.
No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.
It would seem that the full meaning of the word marriage can never be known by those who, at their first outspring into life, are surrounded by all that money can give. It requires the single sitting-room, the single fire, the necessary little efforts of self-devotion, the inward declaration that some struggle shall be made for that other one.
Marvellous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.
The affair simply amounted to this, that they were to eat their dinner uncomfortably in a field instead of comfortably in the dining room.
Men who can succeed in deceiving no one else will succeed at last in deceiving themselves.
The good and the bad mix themselves so thoroughly in our thoughts, even in our aspirations, that we must look for excellence rather in overcoming evil than in freeing ourselves from its influence.
It was admitted by all her friends, and also by her enemies— who were in truth the more numerous and active body of the two— that Lizzie Greystock had done very well with herself.
To be alone with the girl to whom he is not engaged, is a man's delight;— to be alone with the man to whom she is engaged is the woman's.