There are men who love work, who revel in that, who attack it daily with renewed energy, almost wallowing in it, greedy of work, who go to it almost as the drunkard goes to his bottle, or the gambler to his gaming-table. These are not unhappy men, though they are perhaps apt to make those around them unhappy.

Ralph the Heir

Trollope200 DS

Oxford World's Classic's Competition

To celebrate Trollope's bicentenary we're giving away a copy of The Warden

Bicentenary Events

Dinners, walks, seminars, parties and plays

The bicentenary events calendar is packed with everything from a walk through central London to performances of a newly commissioned play.

Have your say
Who is your favourite Trollopian heroine?
96.9% Lady Glencora
0.2% Lily Dale
1.2% Mary Thorne
1.0% Mme Max Goesler
0.7% Miss Dunstable
total votes = 114932

Anthony Trollope Bicentenary

We're bringing Trollope's world to life with character descriptions, plot summaries, details of Trollope's career as well as free e-texts of many of the novels to download. Whether you're new to Trollope or already an enthusiast you can enter competitions, win books, join reading groups and much more.

Big Read

Barchester Towers

24th April - 22nd May 2015

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Anthony Trollope we're reading his best loved novel, Barchester Towers.

Trollope's World

Explore our database to discover Trollope's world, with details of over 1,500 characters, all 47 novels and illustrations from the first editions.

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