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Reading Groups

Across the U.S.A., and throughout the realm of cyberspace, there are often reading groups, discussion groups, lectures, classes, study groups, and other events devoted to Anthony Trollope and his works. See also The Trollope Society’s Events listing for more lectures and other activities.

The Way We Live Now Discussion Group; New York

The Center for Fiction in New York is hosting a reading group of Anthony Trollope’s The Way We Live Now, led by scholar and Trollope Society director N. John “Jack” Hall. The group will meet five times, on the second Tuesday of the month from October 2014 through February 2015, from 6 – 7:30 pm on October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, and February 10. The cost to attend is $140 (non-members register here), or $125 for members of the Center for Fiction or the Trollope Society (members register here). More information.

Beyond  Barsetshire: Trollope, Irish, European & Political Novelist; Washington, DC

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University is hosting a study group on Anthony Trollope, led by Ellen Moody. Anthony Trollope is one of the greatest nineteenth-century novelists with whom (oddly) the majority of readers come into contact on their own — that is, without first having been assigned to read a novel by him in school. His books have survived, but they have been misunderstood and their variety not known. He wrote passionate romances about ethnic conflict, colonialism, and radical political realism. The goal of this course will be to get outside Barsetshire and enjoy the relevant mostly unknown Trollope.  Meets Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:50 pm for eleven weeks beginning October 1. More information.

Trollope Discussion Group; Boston

The Trollope Discussion Group meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Boston Athenæum. Over the past several years, Trollope enthusiasts have have completed all of Trollope’s novels, yet many have decided to read them all over again.  Sometimes the group complements their reading list with another contemporary novelist or a biography. More information.

  Trollope 19th Century Studies; Online

Trollope19thCStudies is a Yahoo! listserv group where people are invited to discuss Trollope’s work and that of his 19th century contemporaries. (The period is defined generously from 1800 to post-1918, and covers all countries.) More information.

Group Reading of Anthony Trollope; Online

Trollope is the Yahoo! reading group founded in January, 1994, and devoted to the literature of Anthony Trollope. The group reads Trollope’s work in weekly segments and engages in specific discussion of the readings, and also discusses related aspects of Victorian life and culture. More information.

Anthony Trollope Society; Facebook

(Not affiliated with the Trollope Society.) For appreciators of Trollope worldwide, with discussions and occasional group reads of the author’s works. More information.

Contact us with information about other Trollope-related reading events.