Trollope Unabridged


A restored version of Anthony Trollope’s The Duke’s Children, reinstating 65,000 words cut from the novel for its original publication, will celebrate the writer’s 200th birthday. The precise impetus for the cut is unknown, but researchers agree it was likely a call for economy from publishers; Trollope was outspoken in his frustration at being asked to pare down manuscripts. The new volume is heralded as a triumph, revealing a wit and darkness that are characteristic of the author.

Dinah Fay is a poet, copywriter, and social media maven living in Brooklyn. She is the co-host of the Brick City Speaks reading series in Newark, where she is pursuing an MFA in writing from Rutgers University. More from this author →