If you've already read Barchester Towers, or would like to take another Trollope on holiday, have a look at our five additional top titles for holiday reading.
Trollope takes the reader into his confidence and captures the imagination by means of unforgettable scenes, a lively portrayal of character and a realistic representation of society. In Frank and Mary, Trollope has given us two of his most attractive characters and, in a story that satisfies both their personal desires and the materialistic aspirations of society, has created one of his happiest novels.
Alice Vavasor cannot decide whether to marry her ambitious but violent cousin George or the upright and gentlemanly John Grey - and finds herself accepting and rejecting each of them in turn. In asking his readers to pardon Alice for her transgression of the Victorian moral code, Trollope created a telling and wide-ranging account of the social world of his day.
The Way We Live Now, unpopular on its first appearance in 1874-5, is now widely recognized as Trollope's masterpiece. An unorthodox satire with a happy ending, it explores decadence and change in what Frank Kermode calls 'a world increasingly more congenial to the speculator than to the gentleman'.
Can it be right to persist in a bigamous marriage? Mr Peacocke, a Classical scholar, has come to Broughtonshire with his beautiful American wife to live as a schoolmaster. But when the blackmailing brother of her American first husband appears at the school gates, their dreadful secret is revealed, and the county is scandalized.