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Trollope, Thomas Adolphus 1810-1892

Overview
Works: 246 works in 644 publications in 3 languages and 4,418 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR5699.T4, B
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What I remember by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

35 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1810-1892), historian and writer, was born into a literary family. His mother Frances was a travel writer and his brother Anthony the renowned novelist. Thomas led an eventful life, partly due to his family's precarious financial situation. His father was forced to flee to Bruges in 1834 to escape the debtor's prison and after her husband's death Fanny had to support her dependent children through her writing. She was aided in this by Thomas, who became her literary agent whilst pursuing his own writing. They moved to Italy in 1843 where Thomas published books concerning Italian history and entertained guests including George Eliot and the Brownings. His three-volume memoir, published after the death of his mother and his first wife Theodosia, contains an intimate account of his life. Volume 1 covers his education at Harrow and Winchester and his travels in America with his mother
A history of the commonwealth of Florence : from the earliest independence of the commune to the fall of the republic in 1531 by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

8 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade of Italian women by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

8 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade of Italian women by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

8 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy from the Alps to Mount Etna by Karl Stieler( Book )

14 editions published between 1877 and 1890 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul the pope and Paul the friar : a story of an interdict by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

15 editions published between 1861 and 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papal conclaves, as they were and as they are by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

12 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Vittoria Colonna by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

12 editions published between 1800 and 1881 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A summer in Brittany by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

5 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Pius the Ninth by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

6 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Pius the ninth by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

12 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girlhood of Catherine de' Medici by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

6 editions published between 1856 and 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The homes and haunts of the Italian poets by Frances Eleanor Trollope( Book )

4 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lindisfarn Chase. A novel by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

16 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filippo Strozzi : a history of the last days of the old Italian liberty by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

4 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beppo the conscript : a novel by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

13 editions published between 1864 and 1874 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A summer in western France by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

2 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giulio Malatesta : a novel by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

14 editions published between 1863 and 1874 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marietta : a novel by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

18 editions published between 1862 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A siren by Thomas Adolphus Trollope( Book )

15 editions published between 1870 and 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Adolphus Trollope was born on the April 29th, 1810 in Bloomsbury, London. He was the eldest son to the barrister, Thomas Anthony and writer Frances Milton (middle names are crucial as there are many writers in the Trollope family) and is the older brother to Anthony Trollope. Thomas had a fine education at Harrow and Winchester College prior to studying at Oxford University. There followed a brief spell teaching at a Birmingham Grammar school. But for him other horizons were soon to beckon. A great traveller and explorer his first book, A Summer in Brittany, was published in 1840, it was to be the beginning of a long and prolific career. His mother, the well-known and highly regarded, especially for her novels that took on social injustice, Frances Milton Trollope, now offered him a writing partnership. Writing books was a profession she had taken up due to the necessity of earning money following the disintegration of a Utopian community in the United States that she had taken the family to and her husband's continual financial misfortune. Her husband had died in 1838 and she was now intent of moving forward on new works and in a new country. She moved with Thomas to Florence. Their partnership soon proved successful as Thomas was a historian, traveller, scholar and researcher as well as being a writer and his mother already had a reputation as a writer. Whilst there, Thomas was introduced too, and soon married, a guest of his mother's, the English poet and writer, Theodosia Garrow, who also wrote and supported Italian Nationalism. Theodosia's inheritance and Trollope's earnings allowed them to create a beautiful home in Florence, the Villino Trollope, where numerous British literary figures visited and stayed and became a centre for expats from George Eliot to Elizabeth and Robert Browning. The library there was said to contain 5,000 volumes. In March 1853, a daughter, Beatrice, was born to them. Whilst overshadowed by his brother Anthony's literary success, many noted a striking resemblance in style and physical appearance of the two as well as in their literary works. And one trait that was common to all the Trollope's was their output. Thomas alone was responsible for sixty volumes during his career. Although not of the first rank as an author he was nonetheless respected and thorough in his research and workings. Anthony was always full of praise for his brother and the two remained close with their mother, Frances Milton, who died in 1863, the authoress of over 100 volumes. Tragically Theodosia was to die only two years later in 1865. Personally these were times of great distress for Thomas. Thomas did however, marry again, and to another writer, Frances Eleanor, (ně Ternan) and, despite an age gap of twenty five years, they set up a similarly beautiful home and centre for literary socialising and expats but this time in Rome. Thomas was a versatile writer whose works often featured Italy whether it be its history, locations or characters, and were strong literary accomplishments although he himself was modest about his literary talents. In 1890 he and Frances retired to Devon where he wrote three volumes of his autobiography. Thomas Adolphus Trollope died on November 11th, 1892 while visiting Bristol and had said to his wife: "Where I fall let me lie." This she did and he was buried in Arnos Vale Cemetery
 
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Alternative Names
Thomas Adolphus Trollope Brits historicus (1810-1892)

Thomas Adolphus Trollope English writer

Trollope Adolphus 1810-1892

Trollope, T. A. 1810-1892

Trollope, T. A. (Thomas Adolphus), 1810-1892

Trollope, T. Adolphus 1810-1892

Trollope, T. Adolphus (Thomas Adolphus), 1810-1892

Trollope, Thomas A.

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English (252)

Dutch (2)

Italian (2)

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