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 (trŏl′əp), Anthony 1815-1882.
British novelist best known for his novels set in the imaginary county of Barsetshire, especially Barchester Towers (1857).

Trol·lo′pi·an (trŏ-lō′pē-ən) adj.
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1. (Biography) Anthony. 1815–82, English novelist. His most successful novels, such as The Warden (1855), Barchester Towers (1857), and Dr Thorne (1858), are those in the Barsetshire series of studies of English provincial life. The Palliser series of political novels includes Phineas Redux (1874) and The Prime Minister (1876)
2. (Biography) Joanna. born 1943, British novelist: her works include The Choir (1988), A Village Affair (1989), The Rector's Wife (1991), The Best of Friends (1995), and The Girl From the South (2002)
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(ˈtrɒl əp)

Anthony, 1815–82, English novelist.
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I came to understand that I'm more Trollopian than 1 am Dickensian, by temperament at least.
Indeed, as Hall indicates, although John Caldigate is "ultimately a Trollopian comedy, as are most of Trollope's more enduring works" (Hall 1993: xv), it nevertheless has "alliances to the sensation novel and to the detective story" (Hall 1993: xv) and "is rather more 'sensational' than the typical Trollope novel" (Hall 1993: xvi).
WHEN it comes to job interviews there is nothing quite as Trollopian as the process by which the Church of England appoints its new vicars and rectors.
"You don't get gifts like that any more" The Queen's reported remark after surveying some of the sumptuous presents given to her predecessors "To call yourself a Christian in contemporary Britain is to invite pity, condescension or cool dismissal" Michael Gove, Government Chief Whip "He sometimes resembles a Trollopian cleric who has forgotten to get dressed properly" A Church House spokesman on Dr John Sentamu, who eight years ago vowed not to wear a dog collar until there is an end to the rule of Zimbabwe's leader, Robert Mugabe "I enjoy being uncomfortable for some reason.
(Yet again the imagery of manual work has Trollopian overtones.) These stories serve two purposes: the first is simply to give enjoyment and insight into the human condition; the second is to introduce readers to the novels.
"Aesthetic Surface in the Novel." The Trollopian 2 (1947): 91-106.