Map of Tchien on 1 say performative to call attention to the way Trollope’s novels are extended speech acts in the sense J. L. Austin defines speech acts in How To Do 171ings in Words. lO 1 invite you to enter the community of Barset. Follow me! We can still join this assembly today. This is the community of Trollope’s readers, the community of those for whom Trollope’s characters are as real as real people, perhaps more real. Nowadays that community is no doubt much smaller than it once was. Map of Tchien 2016.