Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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CHRONOLOGY
1815 24 April Born at 16 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London.
? late in year Family moves to Harrow.
1823 summer Sent as day-boy to Harrow School.
1825 early in year Transferred to Arthur Drury's private school at Sunbury.
1827 April Enters Winchester College.
1830 summer Removed from Winchester.
1831 January Sent again to Harrow School.
1834 April Leaves Harrow. Family's flight to Bruges to escape creditors.
summer Becomes for six weeks a classical usher at William Drury's school
at Brussels.
4 November Appointed junior clerk in the General Post Office, London.
1840 spring-summer Has serious illness.
1840-1 Plans to write a History of World Literature.
1841 29 July Appointed surveyor's clerk in Central District of Ireland.
Begins keeping accounts of official travels.
15 September Arrives at Dublin, en route to Banagher, postal headquarters of
the Central District.
1843 mid-September Begins his first novel The Macdermots of Ballycloran.
1844 11 June Marries Rose Heseltine, at Rotherham, Yorkshire.
27 August Transferred to Southern District of Ireland as assistant surveyor.
September Moves to Cork.
1845 March Moves to Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Finishes The Macdermots of Ballycloran.
1846 13 March Birth of Henry Merivale Trollope.
? 1846-7 Writes The Kellys and the O'Kellys (published by Colburn, June
1848).
1847 March The Macdermots of Ballycloran published by Newby.
27 September Birth of Frederic James Anthony Trollope.
1848 autumn Moves to Mallow, Co. Cork.
1848-9 Writes La Vendée (published by Colburn, June 1850).
1850 Writes The Noble Jilt, play; published 1923.
1851 1 August Sent to the west of England and Channel Islands on special postal
mission. Recommends use of pillar boxes.
21 December Returns to Ireland on postal work.
1852 11 March Continues postal mission in west of England and Wales.
late May Conceives, at Salisbury, story of The Warden.
1853 19 April-31 May On leave; holiday abroad with Rose and John Tilley; spends May
in Florence with T. A. Trollope.
29 July Begins The Warden.
29 August Appointed acting surveyor of Northern District of Ireland; moves
to Belfast.
1854 ? autumn Finishes The Warden, sending manuscript to Longman on 8
October (published by Longman, January 1855).
9 October Officially appointed surveyor of Northern District.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • For Kathleen Tillotson v
  • Preface vii
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ix
  • Contents xi
  • HOW TO USE THIS BOOK xii
  • THEMATIC OVERVIEW xiii
  • CONTRIBUTORS xix
  • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS xxiii
  • J 1
  • B 31
  • C 77
  • D 142
  • E 170
  • F 194
  • G 214
  • H 233
  • I 268
  • J 275
  • K 285
  • L 296
  • M 342
  • N 386
  • O 399
  • P 412
  • Q 455
  • R 456
  • S 474
  • T 514
  • U 562
  • V 565
  • W 570
  • CHRONOLOGY 599
  • FAMILY TREES 607
  • MAPS 622
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 623
  • PICTURE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 625
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