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Trollope, ANTHONY (1815-82), the novelist, was the third son of a barrister and a lady who was in her day a popular novelist and authoress of The Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832). Educated at Winchester and Harrow, he entered the Irish postal service in 1841, and travelled in America, Egypt, and the West Indies in connection with his duties, which he resigned in 1867 in order to give his whole energies to literary work. He had begun writing novels some twenty years before, and had in 1855 first succeeded with The Warden. His best works, Barchester Towers, Framley Parsonage, Orley Farm, and The Last Chronicles of Barset, with their inimitable pictures of ecclesiastical life, were produced before 1867. Among the best of his later books were Phineas Finn (1869), A Life of Cicero (1880), and an Autobiography, published posthumously. His elder brother, THOMAS ADOLPHUS (1810-92) lived chiefly in Italy, and was author of The Girlhood of Catherine de Medicis, several novels, and What I Remember (1887-89). He collaborated with his wife in Homes and Haunts of the Italian Poets (1881).