About the BookThis study relates Trollope to the broad Victorian culture to which he offered a distinctive, creative response. It looks particularly at the nature and quality of his political intelligence and at his grasp of processes of manipulation, personal interaction, media exploitation and the integration of the private and the public. It also assesses Trollope’s continuing popularity as a writer - outselling many of his more critically ‘esteemed’ contemporaries in the late-twentieth-century and offers a lucid and comprehensive introduction to the full range of Trollope’s popular works.About the Author/sAndrew Sanders is Professor of English at the University of Durham. He has written widely on nineteenth-century literature including: The Victorian Historical Novel (1978); Charles Dickens: Resurrectionist (1982); Short Oxford History of English Literature (1994) and Dickens and the Spirit of the Age (1998). He has also edited editions of Dickens, Eliot, Gaskell, Thackeray and Hughes.