Title

Modern Issues: Anthony Trollope and Australia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

American Association of Australian Literacy Studies

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Communications and Contemporary Arts, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

3979

Comments

This article was originally published as: Durey, J. F. (2007). Modern Issues: Anthony Trollope and Australia. Antipodes: a North American journal of Australian literature, 21(2), 170-176.

Abstract

It is tempting to think that it is the present generation of Australians that has discovered social concerns. Yet a careful study of Australian literatures reveals that Anthony Trollope's ideas about the country were surprisingly modern and predictive, and that he identified those very issues facing the country today. Furthermore, his views are refreshingly progressive, despite their occasional expression in language now considered politically incorrect. With Australian reactions to these works mostly negative, Durey attempts to redress the balance.

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