The Interesting Literature blog recently featured the lives of some of our great Victorian novelists condensed into the form beloved of Edward Lear, the limerick. However, there was a glaring omission – Trollope was inexplicably missing from the collection.
Feeling the need to correct this oversight, I include my own attempt to capture the essence of Trollope in five lines that rhyme and scan.
A hobbledehoy, ‘Tony Trollope
Went to Ireland to hunt at a gallop
He wrote about Pallisers
And the Jilt, Alice Vavasor
He said critics were talking cadswallop
To read the potted biographies of other writers got to:
And if you think you can improve on my effort above, feel free to submit your own limerick about Trollope. We may reproduce the best in future posts.