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The Warden - Anthony Trollope
The Warden
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141198996 (0141198990)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 233
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Barsetshire (#1)
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Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it
4.5 The Chronicles of Barsetshire by Anthony Trollope
I really love Anthony Trollope, and his Chronicles of Barsetshire, to me, reach a level of Victorian perfection that was only attained by a select few authors and books. He manages to perfectly balance satire and seriousness, acerbity and sweetness, and he writes with an infinitely generous spirit. ...
drallapaul rated it
3.0 Quite good 19th century novel
A 19th century novel about the Church and how it rewarded its personnel, about possible injustices and the legal battle to restore rights to the almspeople. It is also a satire and critical of Carlyle and Dickens and the Times newspaper.I found it a little tedious as it's really a single-plot novel,...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 The Warden, Barchester #1 by Anthony Trollope
What kept me apart from Mr. Trollope for so long? I've had the Modern Library combined edition of Barchester Towers and The Warden for ages, and after beginning it, and falling in love, found a complete set of the 'Barchester Chronicles' bound in red leather at the local antique store. The universe ...
Reflections rated it
4.0 An achingly poignant conundrum
With a small town Victorian setting, the fictional Barsetshire, and an appealing somewhat Austen-like cast of characters, Trollope's novel The Warden illustrates just how complicated reforming a centuries old church policy can be, even when everyone involved has valid concerns and mostly the best of...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.5 THE WARDEN by Anthony Trollope
Good, solid Victorian stodge. The kind of book you read when you're glutted with silly, vapid "reality" stuff and need a bit of the reality fiction of its day. http://tinyurl.com/n398368 My review lives on my blog, out of reach of data-deleting megacorps.
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