Tales of All Countries
In this meeting we discussed two of Trollope’s short stories set in the Middle East. An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids, introduced by Ginny Grinevitch and A Ride Across Palestine, introduced by Chris Skilton.
Trollope is best known for his full length novels, many of which are set in England. But Trollope was one of the greatest travellers of his age. He travelled across Britain and the world, on foot, on horseback, by rail and ship. As travel became easier, he travelled further, visiting Australia, America, Ceylon, and South Africa. Everywhere he went, he wrote. Many of his novels and short stories have international settings. His international short stories were published in two collections called Tales of All Countries.
An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids was originally published in Cassell’s Illustrated Family Paper, Oct. 6, 13, 1860. It was then included in Tales of All Countries (First Series) published in 1861.
A Ride Across Palestine was originally published in The London Review, Jan. 5, 12, 19 1861, under the title: The Banks of the Jordan. It was then included in Tales of All Countries (Second Series) published in 1863.
Photo: Antique Egypt Photograph: Climbing the Great Pyramid, Cairo, Egypt, 1893. Digitally restored.
- Discover more about Trollope’s travels in our About Trollope section
- Members of the Trollope Society can watch conference presentations on Tales of All Countries from the Worldwide Trollope conference in 2018
- Download the free etext of Tales of All Countries, including An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids and A Ride Across Palestine
- Download the free etext of Travelling Sketches, including The Unprotected Female Tourist
- Explore the comments and posts made on the Trollope ListServ group on An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids
- Explore the comments and posts made on the Trollope ListServ group on A Ride Across Palestine