Barchester Towers

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The beloved ecclesiastical satire and enduring political novel, by one of the finest English authors of the nineteenth century. Part social commentary, part high comedy, the second installment in the Chronicles of Barsetshire is one of Anthony Trollope's most beloved novels, and cemented the author's reputation as the preeminent chronicler of Victorian England. When the well-regarded bishop of Barchester Cathedral unexpectedly passes away, the Evangelical Bishop Proudie (rather than the deceased bishop's son, Archdeacon Grantly) gains the episcopal see, enraging the rural English community. With the new bishop's meddlesome wife, Mrs. Proudie, unduly influencing church politics, including an unpopular veto of Septimus Harding's return to the role of warden of Hiram's Hospital, the stage is set for a low-stakes war within the confines of the tiny countryside church. And for his part, the hapless Harding, who served as the protagonist for The Warden, will once again finds an enemy vying for the hand of his now-widowed daughter, Eleanor. Playing on timely doctrinal schisms between adherents of the High Church and Evangelicals, Trollope delightfully lampoons the prevailing ecclesiastical politics of his day. Barchester Towers is Trollope at his best, and its unique composition (fifty-three short but deliciously decadent chapters) makes for a truly pleasurable and engaging read.
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9780140432039
9781780004501
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9781627938785
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9781504039666
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subject_facet Barchester (England : Imaginary place) -- Fiction, Barsetshire (England : Imaginary place) -- Fiction, Church of England -- Fiction, Clergy -- England -- Fiction, Clergy -- Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Social conditions -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, General Fiction, Great Britain -- Fiction
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title Barchester Towers
title_display Barchester Towers
title_full Barchester Towers / Anthony Trollope ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robin Gilmour, preface by John Kenneth Galbraith, Barchester Towers [eBook], Barchester Towers [electronic resource], Barchester Towers [electronic resource] / Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers [electronic resource] / Anthony Trollope ; with the illustrations of Edward Ardizzone
title_short Barchester Towers
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topic Barchester (England : Imaginary place) Fiction, Barsetshire (England : Imaginary place) Fiction, Church of England Fiction, Clergy England Fiction, Clergy Fiction, Electronic books, England Social conditions Fiction, England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction, Great Britain Fiction
topic_facet Barchester (England : Imaginary place), Barsetshire (England : Imaginary place), Clergy, Electronic books, Social conditions, Social life and customs