The 1864-5 monthly serialisation of Anthony Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her? for Chapman and Hall marked one of the most creative and productive periods of his life. In 1862 and 1863 alone, Trollope had either finished or worked on Orley Farm (1862), Brown, Jones, and Robinson (1862), The Small House at Allington (1862), Rachel Ray (1863), and The Tales of All Countries (1863). Amidst this dizzying output, Trollope embarked in August 1863 on a serial novel for a new periodical for Chapman and Hall, tentatively titled the New Weekly which he was to edit (Trollope, 1863, 231). While the new periodical did not materialise, Can You Forgive Her? would begin its monthly serialisation in January 1864, becoming the first of the six-volume series known as the Palliser novels.
Citation: Skwiat, Matthew. "Can You Forgive Her?". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 March 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=6089, accessed 07 December 2023.]