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Sutherland, John (John Andrew) 1938-

Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 4 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Classifications: PR5682, 823.8
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Early short stories by Anthony Trollope( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Trollope's ventures in the field of short fiction came relatively late, following a series of trips abroad. Short stories struck him as a means of bringing together his traveller's tales, while at the same time exploiting the earning opportunities of the new monthly magazines which were springing up in Britain and America during the 1860s. This collection of 'early' short stories covering the years 1860 to 1865, when Trollope was in his prime as a writer, offers some refreshingly un-Trollopian experiments in narrative. The tone varies from rollicking humour to grim, Balzacian realism. There are tender studies of courtship and stories dealing with the current realities of the American Civil War. Some of the stories flout the moral conventions and sexual standards of the mid-Victorian age, and they suffered at the hands of censorious editors, among them Thackeray. The stories are arranged in order of composition, to give a sense of Trollope's rapidly developing skills as a practitioner in the genre. Even those who know Trollope well will find something novel and unusual in this collection
Later short stories by Anthony Trollope( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Having started as a short-story writer in 1859, Trollope had by now mastered the techniques of the form, and he liked to vary his massive full-length fictions with well-crafted short pieces. The stories collected here (which, with the companion volume Early Short Stories, make up a full set) show a writer of extraordinary range, in subject-matter, narrative device, and tone. They include the hilarious 'Father Giles of Ballymoy' (a recollection of the author's youthful adventures in Ireland), 'The Telegraph Girl' (an exposition of Trollope's surprisingly enlightened views on women's employment), and 'The Adventures of Fred Pickering', one of a number of stories concerned with the woes of nineteenth-century authorship. Many of the settings are far flung, reflecting Trollope's indomitable appetite for tourism in his later years, but the collection concludes closer to home with 'The Two Heroines of Plumplington', his last, and most charming, Barchester chronicle
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