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Barchester Towers (Oxford World's Classics) - Anthony Trollope, Edward Ardizzone, John Sutherland, Michael Sadleir
Barchester Towers (Oxford World's Classics)
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As an old bishop and a tired government draw their lasts breaths together, the question of who will be the new bishop occupies many a mind in Barchester. When the new political masters appoint an unexpected successor, the ensuing upheaval both in the Close and the Diocese is considerable.This... show more
As an old bishop and a tired government draw their lasts breaths together, the question of who will be the new bishop occupies many a mind in Barchester. When the new political masters appoint an unexpected successor, the ensuing upheaval both in the Close and the Diocese is considerable.This special edition includes a companion eBook in printable PDF format.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199537655 (0199537658)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 610
Edition language: English
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A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
5.0 Barchester Towers, Barchester #2 by Anthony Trollope
As amusing as it was to read, 'The Warden' was a straight-faced prelude to this extravagant romp through the parlors of the Anglican gentry. One should read the two together as the question of Hiram's Hospital and the wardenship are prime concerns in the greater game being played for control of the ...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.5 Entertaining Victorian classic
Trollope seems to be having a lot of fun in this second novel of his Chronicles of Barsetshire series making it an entertaining, almost light, book for this reader in spite of the length and the somewhat heavy issue the plot revolves around--the heated battles between England’s low and high church c...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 Barchester Towers
This is one of those books on which it is impossible to have an original opinion; however, as someone who has never actually watched a television adaptation, but nonetheless grew up in the television age, I must say I was repeatedly struck by how well this seemed as if it would adapt to TV. The set ...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
4.0 Barchester Towers
The 2nd in Anthony Trollope's Barchester series, this Victorian novel revolves around the plotting and drama that occurs when the Bishop of Barchester dies and a successor must be chosen. Trollope subtly mocks the church system of Victorian England and presents a very readable (or listenable) socia...
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4.0 Barchester Towers
The 2nd Barchester novel. Some of the church politics is rather too esoteric (but less than The Warden), but mostly it is charming, astutely ascerbic and amusing, yet also a little twee. But Eleanor is a feisty and somewhat unconventional heroine for a male writer of Trollope's time. The names of m...
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