Mark Green: ”Anthony Trollope: His life and Work”

Einladung zu einem Vortrag in englischer Sprache

Tuesday, 17th January 2017 at 7 pm

RüKONTOR (5. Etage), Rüttenscheider Str. 144, 45131 Essen

Trollope is one of the most prolific British authors of the 19th century. Born in 1815, his early life was scarred by the financial difficulties experienced by his father which forced the family to flee England for Belgium to escape creditors. He returned to London as a young man but met with little success in the civil service position his mother had found for him. It was only when he moved to Ireland that his career took off.

It was while in Ireland that he began to write novels. After early failures, he achieved commercial success with his Barchester series of novels, followed up with a series of “political” novels.

His commercial success allowed him in his later works to explore more difficult subjects and these showed a depth of understanding of psychology and in particular the predicament of women in the 19th century whose career was, effectively, making a good marriage.

In his Autobiography, published posthumously, he likened his writing to the work of a craftsman rather than an artist, which led to a critical backlash and caused him to be greatly underrated when compared with other English writers of his era such as Charles Dickens, George Eliot and William M. Thackeray.

The talk will give an overview of Trollope’s life and show how it informed his greatest works which are now coming to be recognised, after years of neglect, for the masterpieces that they are.

Mark completed a Master of Arts degree “With Distinction” in 2000. His specialist area of research was 19th Century English Popular Culture. He is a member of the committee of The Trollope Society, based in London, and is the editor of Trollopiana, the Society’s magazine and of The Trollope Jupiter blog


He is the author of The Trollope Jupiter Essays (2015), a collection of literary criticism

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Sparkasse Essen


Unser Vortragsraum befindet sich in der 5. Etage des RüKONTOR (Aufzug vorhanden), Rüttenscheider Str. 144/Eingang Gregorstraße, gegenüber dem Girardet Haus. Parkmöglichkeiten auf den anliegenden Strassen, auf den Parkplätzen des Girardethauses und am Ende der Gregorstraße vorhanden. U-Bahn Verbindung von Essen- Hbf: Linien U11, U101 und U107, Station Martinstraße (3 Minuten Fußweg). Busse von der Haltestelle Girardet Haus (Linie 142) und von der Haltestelle Martinstraße (Linien 142, 160 und 161).