Excerpt from an OUPblog article, published on 5th January, by John McCourt, Associate Professor of English at Università Roma Tre. He is author of Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland, which is now available on Oxford Scholarship Online.
"There are times when it feels like Anthony Trollope’s Irish novels might just as well have fallen overboard on the journey across the Irish Sea. Their disappearance would, for the better part of a century, have largely gone unnoticed and unlamented by readers and critics alike. Although interest has grown in recent times, the reality is that his Irish novels have never achieved more than qualified success, and occupy only a marginal place in his overall oeuvre. Yet Ireland was central to Trollope, both as a writer and a civil servant, and he had no hesitation in acknowledging his genuine affection for the country and its people"
Discover more: Read more in John's article 'The Irish Trollope'. The first chapter of Writing the Frontier is now freely available until the end of February. Get access to the full text of this book, as well as over 300 Business & Management titles from Oxford University Press, by recommending OSO to your librarian today.