Trollope, Millais & Orley Farm

Following the conclusion of the Orley Farm BIG READ, Dr Ellen Moody gave a talk on collaboration between Anthony Trollope and John Everett Millais, looking at Millais’ illustrations for Orley Farm.

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.”


Download the transcript of Dr Ellen Moody’s talk

Trollope, Millais and Orley Farm


Illustration: ‘Your son Lucius did say-shopping’ by John Everett Millais reproduced from the first edition published by Chapman & Hall, Volume 1 December 1861, Volume 2 September 1862.

John Everett Millais’ illustrations for Orley Farm

Orley Farm