Trollope revealed much about himself, his cares and love of writing in his autobiography.
I do not think it probable that my name will remain among those who in the next century will be known as the writers of English prose fiction.
I have lived with my characters, and thence has come whatever success I have attained.
In the Post Office it was my principle always to obey authority in everything instantly, but never to allow my mouth to be closed as to the expression of my opinion.
But to me Barset has been a real county, and its city a real city, and the spires and towers have been before my eyes, and the voices of the people are known to my ears, and the pavement of the city ways are familiar to my footsteps. To them all I now say farewell.