If you enjoy Trollope, you may also be interested in websites and societies for other nineteenth century authors. There's a wealth of information available and there are societies for practically every author. For further details of literary societies, visit the Alliance of Literary Societies website.
Literary society's websites
Promotes the appreciation and study of the life, work and times of Jane Austen, and supports the work of the Jane Austen Memorial Trust in maintaining the museum at Jane Austen’s house, Chawton. The society arranges conferences and events through local branches and reading groups.
The oldest literary society in the world, founded in 1893, The Brontë Society runs the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Membership of the society includes free admission to the museum, and a free society Gazette. The society arranges conferences and events and runs educational workshops.
A friend of Trollope, Wilkie Collins’ reputation has been somewhat overshadowed by Dickens. The Wilkie Collins Society was founded in 1980, and publishes three newsletters a year, an academic journal and reprints Wilkie Collins’ work. It also arranges occasional walks, talks and film showings.
The Dickens Fellowship, founded in 1902, aims to ‘to knit together in a common bond of friendship lovers of the great master of humour and pathos, Charles Dickens’. The Fellowship runs the Charles Dickens Museum in London and runs a programme of events and activities and publishes The Dickensian and other publications
Established in 1968, The Thomas Hardy Society aims to promote Hardy’s writing and bring together those who enjoy his books. The society publishes The Thomas Hardy Journal, and organizes international conferences for scholars and readers for pleasure.