The Eustace Diamonds 150th Anniversary Dinner
Download the text and accompanying presentation of Professor Helen Small’s talk on ‘The Eustace Diamonds: Trollope’s Sensation Novel?’ given at The Eustace Diamonds 150th Anniversary Dinner on 28th July 2022 at the Reform Club in London.
… the huge commercial and critical success of Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone two years earlier was clearly a factor in Trollope’s decision to try his hand at another plot about diamond theft from a beautiful young woman in high society …
Professor Helen Small regularly writes 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.
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