Anthony Trollope: The Small House at Allington

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The fourth of Anthony Trollope's novels set in the imaginary county of Barsetshire, Framley Parsonage, appeared in the Cornhill Magazine in 1860-61. This delightfully pastoral story, with its muted conflicts and happy resolution, was a huge success with both the reviewers and the public. But a very different fate met the short novel which Trollope serialized in the Cornhill in 1862, The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson, a labored spoof on the advertising industry. The Westminster Review went so far as to assert that most readers “were unwilling to believe that the author of ‘Framley Parsonage' could have written such unmitigated rubbish.”

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Nardin, Jane. "The Small House at Allington". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 April 2006
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]