Author:Thomas Adolphus Trollope

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Thomas Adolphus Trollope
English author; son of Frances Trollope, and brother to Anthony Trollope
Thomas Adolphus Trollope


  • A Summer in Brittany London, (1840) 2 vols. 8vo, and 1848; a pleasant record of a summer excursion edited by the author's mother, Frances Trollope.
  • A Summer in Western France (1841) 2 vols. 8vo, under the same editorship.
  • Impressions of a Wanderer in Italy, Switzerland, France, and Spain (1850) 8vo.
  • The Girlhood of Catherine de' Medici (1856) 8vo; this, a work of considerable research, was translated into German in 1864.
  • A Decade of Italian Women (1859) 2 vols. 8vo. One of the lives, that of Vittoria Colonna (the widow of the imperialist General Pescara), was published separately at New York in 1859.
  • Tuscany in 1849 and 1859 London, (1859) 8vo; a work showing the author's intimate acquaintance with the contemporary provincial politics of Italy.
  • Filippo Strozzi: a History of the last Days of the Old Italian Liberty (1860) 8vo. In spite of its many historical defects as a pioneer work, this book had a distinct value, and aroused a widespread interest in its subject. It is especially noteworthy that George Eliot was a guest at the Trollopes' in Florence during (1860) and that she set to work upon ‘Romola’ in October 1861.
  • Paul V the Pope and Paul the Friar: a Story of an Interdict (1860) 8vo; dealing with the episode of Paul V and Sarpi in a manner which was commended by the ‘Athenæum.’
  • La Beata: a Novel (1861) 2 vols. 8vo; 2nd ed. 1861; 3rd ed. 1862 (with new sub-title, ‘A Tuscan Romeo and Juliet’), and 1865.
  • Marietta: a Novel (1862) 8vo, 1866 and 1868; pronounced by the ‘Times’ to be worthy of its author's name, in allusion apparently to the fame of the writer's brother Anthony, which reached its zenith in this year.
  • A Lenten Journey in Umbria and the Marches of Ancona (1862) 8vo.
  • Giulio Malatesta: a Novel (1863) 8vo, and 1866.
  • Beppo the Conscript (1864) 8vo, 1868 and 1869.
  • Lindisfarn Chase (1864) 8vo; 3rd ed. 1866.
  • A History of the Commonwealth of Florence from the earliest Independence of the Commune to the Fall of the Republic in 1531 London, (1865) 4 vols. 8vo; as a popular introduction to the subject this work was of some value.
  • Gemma: a Novel 1866 and (1868) 8vo.
  • Artingale Castle (1867) 3 vols. 8vo.
  • Dream Numbers (1868) 8vo, and (1869) 12mo.
  • Leonora Casaloni: or the Marriage-Secret (1869) 2 vols. 8vo, and (1869) 12mo.
  • The Garstangs of Garstang Grange (1869) 3 vols. 8vo.
  • A Siren (1870) 3 vols. 8vo.
  • Durnton Abbey: a Novel (1871) 3 vols. 8vo.
  • The Stilwinches of Combe Mavis: a Novel (1872) 3 vols. 8vo.
  • Diamond cut Diamond (1875) 2 vols. 8vo.
  • The Papal Conclaves, as they were and as they are (1876) 8vo. W. C. Cartwright had in 1868 collected a vast mass of material in his laborious ‘Papal Conclaves.’ Trollope's work made some substantial additions to, and able comments upon, the work of his predecessor; but it is marred by the isolation given to episodes which cannot be regarded justly apart from the historical context. It is largely superseded now by the works of Berthelet, Lucius Lector, and Canon Pennington (cf. Quarterly Review, October 1896).
  • A Peep behind the Scenes at Rome (1877) 8vo. This was translated into Italian by F. Bernardi in 1884.
  • The Story of the Life of Pius the Ninth (1877) 2 vols. 8vo; a curious jumble of facts, opinions, amusing stories, and prejudices, published a year before the death of Pio Nono, on 8 Feb. 1878.
  • A Family Party in the Piazza of St. Peter, and other Stories (1877) 3 vols. 8vo. An unequal series of papers and stories, in some of which local colour is skilfully manipulated.
  • Sketches from French History (1878) 8vo.
  • What I remember (1887) 2 vols. 8vo; a third volume appeared in 1889 as ‘The Further Reminiscences of Mr. T. A. Trollope.’ Each of the three volumes is separately indexed.

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