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William and Mary Digest: Oct. 4

William and Mary Digest: Oct. 4

Student wins Trollope Prize

Katherine Scott is graduating in December having won the Trollope Prize. The contest for the prize is open to students worldwide; it is sponsored by the University of Kansas and asks for interpretations of novelist Anthony Trollope’s work.

English professor Deborah Morse, the faculty sponsor for the contest, said Scott’s biblical knowledge opened the path for a rare interpretation of “The Small House at Allington.” Scott drew parallels between the main character in that play, Lily Dale and Ruth, a prominent figure in the Bible.

“It’s a really original focus to see that Trollope was using this Biblical story — something very...