This novel is about the travels of a man to County Mayo, who intially sets himself up in Ballyglass, upon which he happens upon the fictional characters, 'The O'Connors of Castle Conor', and his adventures begin from there.
Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He wrote penetrating novels on political, social and gender issues and conflicts of his day. In 1867 Trollope left his position in the Brittish Post Office to run for Parliament as a Liberal candidate in 1868. After he lost, he concentrated entirely on his literary career. While continuing to produce novels rapidly, he also edited St. Paul's magazine, which published several of his novels in serial form. His first major success came with The Warden (1855) - the first of six novels set in the fictional county of Baretshire. The comic masterpiece Barchester Towers (1857) has probably become the best known of these. Trollope's popularity and critical success diminished in his later years, but he continued to write prolifically, and some of his later novels have acquired a good reputation. In particular, critics generally acknowledge the sweeping satire 'The Way we Live Now' (1875) as his masterpiece. In all, Trollope wrote 47 novels, as well as dozens of short stories and a few books on travel.
O'Conors of Castle Conor, County Mayo
- Publisher: Anthony Trollope
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