Albert Beveridge III gives a talk titled "Scriptor Renatus: Anthony Trollope." Why do some artists who are at the very top of their craft both in critical acclaim and popularity fall from their pinnacles - only to be restored in subsequent years? Writer Anthony Trollope is a case in point.
Trollope made slow progress during the course of his early career in the post office (but can claim credit for the familiar pillar-box for letters), and was unsuccessful in politics. It took over 20 years for him to establish his tradition of the novel-sequence in England, including, in the end, 47 novels. After his peak as a writer in the 1860s, his popularity began to decline, only to be substantially revived in the latter part of the twentieth century to the present.