Category Archives: Trollope (Anthony)

Biblical Paintings, Allowable Eroticism

Many famous Biblical paintings were thinly veiled excuses for eroticism. Trollope captures this in “The Last Chronicle of Barset.”

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Election Day as Trollope Describes it

Anthony Trollope wittily describes an election in “Doctor Thorne.”

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The Evil I Do Not Want Is What I Do

Spiritual Sunday  In today’s Episcopal service we encounter a passage from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans that I particularly like, in large part because it captures an internal conflict that we can all relate to. It also reminds me of a passage from Anthony Trollope’s The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867). First, here’s St. […]

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It’s Not Always More Blessed to Give

Trollope, Shaw, and Lawrence can be seen as wrestling with the merits of self sacrifice.

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Reveling in Isaac’s Self Sacrifice

Trollope uses the sacrifice of Isaac to parody Victorian narcissism.

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Trollope and a Family Road Trip

A Trollope novel shaped a family trip I took into the past.

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Principle or Expedience?

Trollopes “Last Chronicle of Barset” pits principle against expediency in a fascinating struggle.

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Unhinged Partisanship

Anthony Trollope shows us partisanship at its worst.

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No More Privacy–And We Don’t Care

We no longer fiercely guide our privacy, as did the worlds of Austen, Trollope, Thoreau, and Melville.

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Readers Hold the Key to a Book’s Meaning

Increasingly scholars are looking at what books do to us and what we do to books.

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Lit Sightings in Political Op-Eds

Pundits have recently been turning to literature to comment on the 2012 elections.

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Trollope, the Cure for What Ails Our Politics

David Brooks uses Anthony Trollope’s novel “Phineas Finn” to examine a very pressing issue, the tension between independence and service in our politicians.

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