By the standards of any age, Frances (Fanny) Trollope was an extraordinary woman who led an extraordinary life. She did not begin writing until she was 53, but in the 24 years between 1832 and 1856 she produced no fewer than 40 books, comprising 150 volumes. Her impulse was to save her family from financial ruin.
About the Author
Carolyn Lambert is a visiting lecturer at the University of Brighton where she teaches nineteenth-century literature. She is the author of The Meanings of Home in Elizabeth Gaskell's Fiction (2013) and co-editor with Marion Shaw of For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women (2017). She has a chapter entitled 'Female Voices in Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton' in a forthcoming publication from Bloomsbury edited by Adrienne E Gavin and Carolyn W de la Oulton.