Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories

Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882)

In this collection of short stories by Anthony Trollope: A Viennese musician courts a much younger woman. A young man must choose between pursuing his literary aspirations and supporting his wife and child. Two brothers on opposing sides of the American Civil War compete for the same woman's affections. A man recounts the unfortunate manner he first met his long-time friend. A young woman and a young man argue over the rights to a local cove and its seaweed crop. A bride struggles to find the perfect sacrifice to make to support charity. A Venetian woman falls in love with an Austrian soldier, a member of the enemy force occupying her city. An American woman must choose between two suitors, one American and the other British. A destitute woman, while travelling by boat to Panama, dreads her arranged marriage to her rich cousin in Peru and makes an unexpected friend.

The 9 stories are scattered across a variety of settings but have some basic themes in common: poverty, romance, travel, and transnational relationships.
Summary by Elsie Selwyn

Genre(s): Single Author Collections

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Lotta Schmidt Belinda McReynolds
Play 02 The Adventures of Fred Pickering Beeswaxcandle
Play 03 The Two Generals marisad6
Play 04 Father Giles of Ballymoy mikepaquetteVO
Play 05 Malachi's Cove fshort
Play 06 The Widow's Mite Chris Pyle
Play 07 The Last Austrian Who Left Venice Cbteddy
Play 08 Miss Ophelia Gledd jenno
Play 09 The Journey to Panama jenno