John Caldigate

by Anthony Trollope (Author)
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A later Anthony Trollope novel, this story is set between England and the gold mines of Australia, as we follow the fortunes of young Englishman John Caldigate. Following a wayward period during his youth, John seeks out success in Australia before returning to England a rich and reformed man. All is not as it seems however, and accusations of bigamy soon surface. Jealousy, greed and blackmail abound in this gripping tale.Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was a Victorian writer and author of 47 novels. He also wrote an autobiography, short stories and plays, travel articles, reviews and lectures. A prolific writer, he made no secret of the fact that money was his motivation for writing – an admission which raised eyebrows among his literary contemporaries at the time. The amount of works Trollope authored are testament to his belief in hard work. His first successful novel was The Warden followed by its sequel, Barchester Towers. The Chronicles of Barsetshire are perhaps his most well-known series of novels, though many of his works have been adapted for TV and radio, starring many familiar faces such as Alan Rickman, David Tennant, Bill Nighy and Tom Hollander. Alongside his literary career, Trollope also worked for some time for the Post Office and is credited with the introduction of the iconic post box to Britain. A memorial to Anthony Trollope was unveiled in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1993.

Publication date
July 28, 2021
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