Frances Trollope, The Widow Married; A Sequel to the Widow Barnaby

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The Widow Married

was the first sequel ever, following

The Widow Barnaby

(1838) and preceding

The Barnabys in America

(1843). It appeared serialized in

The New Monthly Magazine

from May 1839 to June 1840, and then as a three-volume novel by Henry Colburn and illustrated by Robert W. Buss (best known for his illustration of “Dickens's Dream”).

Alas, we are not to know much about Mrs Barnaby's first and second husbands. The last page of The Widow Barnaby suggests that Mrs O'Donagough was married for less than a year and dressed in mourning less than that before joining in blissful wedlock with Major Allen. To remedy the speedy ending of that biography, The Widow Married promises to give readers “careful attention to the truth of history which they deserve” and tell us more that what

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Citation: Ayres, Brenda. "The Widow Married; A Sequel to the Widow Barnaby". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 June 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=30663, accessed 20 May 2024.]

30663 The Widow Married; A Sequel to the Widow Barnaby 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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