It’s the season of travel for me again and so I wanted to bundle together a few stories by Anthony Trollope, a prolific writer who was amongst other accomplishments famous for his stories on the subject of travel.
The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box shows us that even back in the day it does not do to travel with too many riches, for what happens when they are lost?
A Ride Across Palestine is a story about people who dislike traveling by themselves. Quite controversial for the times, Trollope addresses gender-foolery and homoerotic fantasy, to such an extent that that Trollope’s contemporaries criticized him for being a “person of morbid imagination and low tone of morals”.
An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids is another piece that was ahead of its time, wherein an unmarried woman decides to explore Egypt, unaccompanied by a man. A story that highlights the plight of independent women, and more general plights any seasoned traveller will recognise.
Returning Home is a natural closing piece since it has a homeward journey as its main focus. Though as with any journey there is a risk of arrangements going astray and dispair of completing the trip altogether.
Hope you enjoy!
These stories were sourced from Project Gutenberg, the volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works:
The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box by Anthony Trollope
A Ride Across Palestine by Anthony Trollope
An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids by Anthony Trollope
Returning Home by Anthony Trollope
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