THERE is no collected edition of the works. A facsimile edition of thirty-six titles ( 62 vols.), Selected Works of Anthony Trollope, has been published by the Arno Press ( 1981; General Editor, N. John gall). Works by Trollope are also available in the Oxford World's Classics series; in the Harting Grange Library Series (mostly the shorter works), published by the Caledonia Press; and in Anthony Trollope: The Complete Short Stories (forty-two stories in 5 vols.), ed. Betty Jane Slemp Breyer ( 1979-83). Some of Trollope's essays have been collected in The New Zealander, ed. N. John Hall ( 1972). The standard bibliography of the works is Michael Sadleir, Trollope: A Bibliography ( 1928; reprinted 1977). The Letters of Anthony Trollope, 2 vols., ed. N. John Hall ( 1983), is now the standard edition.
There is no definitive life. Among the more useful biographical volumes are Bradford A. Booth, Anthony Trollope: Aspects of His Life and Work ( 1958); James Pope Hennessy, Anthony Trollope ( 1971); Michael Sadleir, Trollope: A Commentary ( 1927); C. P. Snow , Trollope ( 1975); and L. P. and R. P. Stebbins, The Trollopes: The Chronicle of A Writing Family ( 1945). The best sources of information about Trollope's life remain T. H. S. Escott's memoir, Anthony Trollope: His Public Services, Private Friends and Literary Originals ( 1913; reprinted 1967), and the novelist's Autobiography ( 1883). Other useful tools are W. and J. Gerould , A Guide to Trollope ( 1948), and N. John Hall, Trollope and His Illustrators ( 1980).
The best bibliographies of criticism are Rafael Holling, A Century of Trollope Criticism ( 1956), and The Reputation of Trollope: An Annotated Bibliography 1925-1975, ed. John Charles Olmsted and Jeffrey Welch ( 1978). A selection of contemporary criticism may be found in Trollope: The Critical Heritage, ed. Donald Smalley ( 1969). David Skilton, Anthony Trollope and His Contemporaries ( 1972), also discusses early critical responses. Three useful collections of essays: The Trollope Critics, ed. N. John Hall ( 1980); Anthony Trollope, ed. T. E. Bareham ( 1980); and Trollope Centenary Essays, ed. John Halperin ( 1982).
On Trollope's politics and political novels, see John Halperin , Trollope and Politics ( 1977), and Juliet McMaster, Trollope's Palliser Novels: Theme and Pattern ( 1979). Recommended critical studies: Ruth apRoberts, Trollope: Artist and Moralist (The Moral Trollope in US) ( 1971); A. O. J. Cockshut, Anthony Trollope: