Online Conversazione ~ Christmas Stories

Join us for a Christmas Zoom. We will be discussing two of Trollope’s lesser-known stories, The Widow’s Mite and The Two Generals, two American Civil War Christmas stories.

  • The Widow’s Mite was originally published in Good Words, Jan. 1863 and published in Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories, 1867.
  • The Two Generals was originally published in Good Words, Dec. 1863 and published in Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories, 1867.

Note: this is a change from the originally advertised Christmas story Christmas Day at Kirkby Hall.

Christmas Stories

Anthony Trollope wrote eight Christmas stories.

  • The Mistletoe Bough
  • Christmas at Thompson Hall
  • Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage
  • The Two Heroines of Plumplington
  • The Widow’s Mite
  • The Two Generals
  • Catherine Carmichael of Three Years Running
  • Not If I Know It

Dr Ellen Moody will introduce both stories. Participants can chose to read one or both of the stories.

Dr Moody holds a Ph.D in British Literature and taught in American senior colleges for more than 40 years. Since 2013 she has been teaching older retired people at two Oscher Institutes of Lifelong Learning, one attached to American University (Washington, DC) and other to George Mason University (in Fairfax, Va). She is also a literary scholar with specialties in 18th century literature, translation, early modern and women’s studies, film, nineteenth and 20th century literature and of course Trollope. For Trollope she wrote a book on her experiences of reading Trollope on the Internet with others, some more academic style essays, two on film adaptations, the most recent on Trollope’s depiction of settler colonialism:  “On Inventing a New Country.”   Here is her website:

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