The Eustace Diamonds ~ 150th Anniversary Dinner

The Eustace Diamonds was published in book form in October 1872 and appeared as a serial in The Fortnightly Review from July 1871 to February 1873. Throughout 2022 the Trollope Society will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Eustace Diamonds, including a dinner at the Reform Club on 28th July and an online Big Read of the novel from 13th June to 22nd August.

Members of the Trollope Society are invited to join members of the Reform Club’s Thackeray Society in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Anthony Trollope’s The Eustace Diamonds. The Thackeray Society is the arts and culture society of the Reform Club and we are honoured that they have extended an invitation to members of the Trollope Society to attend The Eustace Diamonds 150th Anniversary Dinner in July.

Join us in the magnificent surroundings of The Library at The Reform Club at 7.00pm on Thursday 28th July 2022 for a reception with wine and canapés, followed by a two course dinner, coffee and petit fours.

It was admitted by all her friends, and also by her enemies – who were in truth the more numerous and active body of the two – that Lizzie Greystock had done very well with herself.

The Eustace Diamonds, Chapter 1

Professor Helen Small, Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Editor of the 2011 Oxford World’s Classics edition of The Eustace Diamonds, will talk on the subject of ‘The Eustace Diamonds – Trollope’s Sensation Novel’.

Professor Helen Small regularly write essays about Victorian fiction, poetry, and public moralism, and has edited several well-known and less well-known nineteenth-century literary works, including Vanity Fair, Wuthering Heights, The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob, The Eustace Diamonds, The Last Chronicle of Barset, and (with Stephen Wall) Little Dorrit. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Victorian Culture and the advisory board of History of Humanities.

Tickets £75. Available only to Trollope Society members. This event has now sold out. Members of the Trollope Society can join the waiting list by logging in. 


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