Victorian Scribblers Season Two

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  1. Happy New Year, listeners!   Last March, I took the plunge and launched Victorian Scribblers. My first year podcasting had its ups and downs, of course. Ask almost any podcaster and they’ll tell you there’s a steep learning curve if you want to get involved …
  2. Welcome to the first full episode of season two: Episode 7 – Frances Milton Trollope Best known now as the mother of successful Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope, Frances, or Fanny as she was more usually called, was a literary force in her own right. She’s …
  3. In Part One, we left our intrepid adventurer aboard a ship and on the way to Frances Wright’s Nashoba Commune in Tennessee to try to improve her life. Let’s find out more about her voyage!   Before we do, though, I need to make a …
  4. … [Continued from Part Two] During this time, Fanny falls ill and, though she eventually recovers, her eyesight is significantly weakened. But Fanny has begun writing what is to be the first of many books: Domestic Manners. Her experiences also influence her opinions about America …
  5. Episode 7.5 – Rectors, Vicars, and Curates (or, what’s up with all this religious terminology?) Some important dates: 1454 or 5 – Johannes Gutenberg printed the Gutenberg Bibles putting religion and literacy into the hands of the public! (http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/gutenbergbible/) 1517 – Martin Luther’s 95 Theses …
  6. In this episode, we reconstruct Fanny’s writing process (to the best of our ability) and read some of her short fiction. This episode was revised; the original version I (Courtney) released was an earlier file. Corrections: Thomas Anthony did publish something: A Treatise on the Mortgage …
  7.   In Part Two of episode 8, we finish reading Frances Milton Trollope’s “The Butt,” which you can read in full for free at this link.  
  8. Episode 9 – Thomas Adolphus Trollope and Theodosia Garrow Trollope In episodes 7 and 8 we covered Frances Milton Trollope’s life and work. Today we’re turning to her son and first daughter-in-law. Thomas Adolphus Trollope begins his memoir (which he explicitly states is not intended …
  9. In this episode, we read Frances Eleanor Trollope’s chapter of the collaborative novel, The Fate of Fenella (1892). The edition that Courtney owns is from Valancourt Books, the edition that I (Eleanor) own is actually from Solis Press. I thought I should flag this up before I …
  10. E Hi Listeners! Welcome to Episode 13 – The Trollope Who Stole Christmas! If you’ve ever heard of a novelist by the name of Trollope before listening to this season, chances are it was Anthony. The middle child of Frances Milton and Thomas Anthony Trollope, …

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