Online Conversazione ~ Sweetmeats and Sugar-Plums?

Trollope’s Conclusions: “Sweetmeats and Sugar-Plums”?

This talk will be looking at the way Trollope both conforms and subverts the stereotypical ‘happy ending’ of Victorian fiction.

  • Are these universally happy endings or are they more ambiguous?
  • Is marriage enough to justify an otherwise gloomy novel classification as a comedy?

This should be a lively discussion, drawing on some of the big themes in Trollope’s works, notably marriage, morality and of course, money. This will be a loose deliberation of Trollope’s endings in general, but with some reference to Doctor Thorne (1858), The Claverings (1867), and The Way We Live Now (1875).

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Meeting ID: 868 4016 4754

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