Christmas at Thompson Hall : And Other Christmas Stories, Hardback

Christmas at Thompson Hall : And Other Christmas Stories Hardback

Part of the Penguin Christmas Classics series

2 out of 5 (1 rating)


Anthony Trollope's heartwarming tales of Christmas, presented in a beautiful hardcover edition perfect for giving as a gift.

Christmas at Thompson Hall collects the best Christmas tales of Anthony Trollope, the enormously popular author of the Chronicles of Barsetshire and Palliser series of novels.

Mostly set in Trollope's imaginary county of Barsetshire, the stories depict the festive period with all Trollope's trademark zest, humour, and cheerfulness, and offer rich and psychologically acute portrayals of the middle class and gentry of Victorian England at Christmas time.

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was born in London to a bankrupt barrister father and a mother who, as a well-known writer, supported the family.

Trollope enjoyed considerable acclaim both as a novelist and as a senior civil servant in the British Postal Service.

He published more than forty novels and many short stories that are regarded by some as among the greatest of nineteenth-century fiction.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780143122470



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I bought this intending to participate in the discussions on the Victorians Group's page on Goodreads, but have found that I don't really have much to say. I probably enjoyed the first story the best - it has the merit of being slightly ridiculous - and I quite enjoyed the second story. However, the last one was dreadful and I didn't even read "The Two Generals". I don't read short stories as a genre by preference, so perhaps I was never going to love them, but these were a disappointment.

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