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January 23, 2011


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"Trollope made a living out of this for 30 years, precisely because he never overestimated the taste, discernment or intellect of his reading public."

That was a good article. I've only read one book by Trollope ("He Knew He Was Right") and quite enjoyed it, although the titular "He" ought to be kicked downstairs. But I've never read more in order to compare them. And he's definitely not Dickens.

Love Dickens, cannot stand Trollope, although I didn't mind "He Knew He Was Right" so very much (and the miniseries was quite engaging).

Have you ever seen the miniseries of The Way We Live Now? If so, what did you think?

I did and quite liked it, though, as per Trollope, everyone was a bit messed up.

Yes, I saw it and thought it was pretty good. I do like Trollope; I just don't think he was in the same league as the Inimitable. ;-)

To each his own. The older I get, the more I appreciate Trollope, and the less I can stomach Dickens. One won't find abominable characters like Barnaby Rudge, Mr. Cheeryble, or Sam Weller in Trollope's novels. Dickens could never produce a Sir Thomas Underwood or a Glencora Palliser. Trollope's novels, thank the stars, are also free of the nauseating sentimentality that mars every Dickens novel I've read. By the way, if one thinks Trollope only wrote about the English aristocracy, try "The Macdermots of Ballycloran".

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