I belong to too many online book groups. You probably do, too.
But here’s what I wonder: why are they all reading Trollope’s Palliser series?
I am a great rereader, but recently I was struck by the comedy of hundreds of Victorian lit fans rereading the Pallisers–probably for comfort and sanity! My email Trollope group has read the Palliser series several times, and is about to embark on The Duke’s Children, the last in the series.
The Duke’s Children is not my favorite Trollope, but since I seem to be living in a Palliser era, don’t you think I should participate?
I wonder if we need the relatively cozy (though sometimes very dark) Palliser books to get us through our current unstable age.
Long live Trollope!