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Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was a remarkable man. After an unhappy childhood, and an unpromising start to his career, he went on to write 47 novels and rise to the top of his profession as a senior civil servant in the Post Office.
Trollope's childhood and early years were the most difficult of his life. Unhappy and unpopular at school, his father's business ventures failing, and his mother for several years away in America, Trollope took to daydreaming, and creating stories.
Trollope was one of the most widely travelled men of his day. His Post Office work and personal travel took him across Britain, Europe, the Middle East, Egypt and South Africa. He visited the West Indies, the United States, Australia and New Zealand; and everywhere he went, he wrote.
Trollope is rightly known as one of the great Victorian novelists, creator of Barsetshire and of The Pallisers. But he was also a fascinating man, full of idiosyncracies and driven to write.