Library of Fiction
Hall's Select Library of Fiction was closely associated with W.H.
Smith, who carefully sought out copyrights, or reprint rights, of
popular novels in order to publish yellowback editions for sale
on his railway bookstalls. The series, which ran from 1854 until
it was taken over by Ward, Lock in 1881, included at least thirty
novels by Anthony Trollope, who had strong views on the poor quality
of much railway literature.