Victoria Glendinning provides a woman's view of Anthony Trollope, placing emphasis on family, particularly on his relationship with his mother. But it is Anthony as a husband and lover that intrigues her most. She looks at the nature of his love for his wife, Rose and at his love for Kate Field.
Glendinning succeeds, as no biographer has done before, in bringing him to life on the page-Here, at last, is an Anthony Trollope whom one can know as a man-The effect is startlingly impressive.
Full of fascinating knowledge about the Victorian age in England-A great story superbly told.'
As compelling readable as any of Anthony's own novels.'
I came to this biography of Trollope with unreasonably high expectations. They were amply fulfilled-A work as readable, richly shifting and well-shaped as a good novel-compendiously well-informed.'