Name: Sue Grafton, author of Kinsey and Me
Favorite Penguin Classic Title/Author: Any of the novels of Anthony Trollope.
Why do you love this Penguin Classic? I’m a fan of Anthony Trollope in part because we share a birthday, though his, I feel compelled to report, came well before mine. I admire his work ethic, his industry, and the easy style with which he writes. He wrote his novels between 5:00am and 8:00am each day before reporting for his full-time job as a postal worker. His treatment of women is lovely and I’ve learned a great deal about story-telling from reading his many novels. I started with Barchester Towers and I believe at last count, I’d read sixteen or so of his books.
What should I read next? I’d be hard-pressed to decide where a reader should start with his works. Pick just about any of the novels and you should be able to tell if Trollope suits you as he’s suited me all of these years