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Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland

John McCourt


This book studies the great Victorian novelist’s relationship with Ireland, the country which became his second home, and which was the location of his first successes both in the Post Office and as a fiction writer. This volume contextualizes his considerable Irish fictional output and his ongoing interest in the country, its people, and its complicated relationship with Britain. Uniquely among English novelists, Trollope occupied a mediating position, believing he knew Ireland better than any other Englishman, and better than most Irishmen, and he used his novels to represent that Ireland to ... More

Keywords: Trollope, Ireland, Post Office, mediating, Britain, novel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198729600
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John McCourt, author
Associate Professor of English Literature, Università Roma Tre