Anthony Trollope was among the most prolific, popular, and richly diverse writers of the mid-Victorian period, with forty-seven vels and a variety of other writings to his name. Both a serial and series writer whose vels traversed Ireland, England, Australia and New Zealand, and genres from realism to science fiction, Trollope also published criticism, short fiction, travel writing and biography. The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope provides a state-of-the-field review of critical perspectives on his work, with the volume's sixteen essays addressing Trollope's biography, autobiography, canical fiction, short stories and travel writing, as well as surveying diverse topics including gender, sexuality, vulgarity, and the law.
Carolyn Dever is Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. Lisa Niles is Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College, Georgia.