Books: Trollope's Comeback

BARCHESTER TOWERS — Anthony Trollope—Doubleday Doran ($ 10).

Is HE POPENJOY?—Anthony Trollope —Oxford University Press (2 vol.—95¢ each).

In 1882, 67-year-old Anthony Trollope. dean of British novelists, friend of Thackeray and George Eliot, suffered a fatal paralytic stroke. One year later, his many devoted readers were shocked by what they considered one of the most vulgar books they had ever read—Author Trollope's posthumously-published Autobiography.

Readers readily admitted that there was nothing about the Autobiography so shamelessly coarse as the current novels by young Thomas Hardy (whose fictional county of "Wessex" was slowly replacing Trollope's...

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