Sven Karsten: Dickens vs. Trollope: The History of Rivalry

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HARLES Dickens was famous for such notable works as The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, The Adventures of Oliver Twist, The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, Bleak House and more than a dozen other novels that brought him people’s love and appreciation by the time he turned 43 in 1855. Dickens was a recognized master of novels, he had no match, except for Will Thackeray, who came up with his outstanding Vanity Fair seven years before.

The writer Anthony Trollope turned 40 when he finished his first novel The Warden in 1855. Later in his Autobiography he admits, that the novel-reading world didn’t get mad about The Warden and critics were too hard on him—for unintelligible plot and plenty of grammar mistakes throughout the text. Trollope tried himself as a playwright, writing a play The Noble Jilt five years before in 1850, which was never put on the stage.

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