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The Warden - David Skilton, Anthony Trollope
The Warden
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The book centers on the character of Mr. Harding, a clergyman of great personal integrity, whose charitable income far exceeds the purpose for which it was intended. Young John Bold turns his reforming zeal to exposing what he considers to be an abuse of privilege, despite being in love with Mr.... show more
The book centers on the character of Mr. Harding, a clergyman of great personal integrity, whose charitable income far exceeds the purpose for which it was intended. Young John Bold turns his reforming zeal to exposing what he considers to be an abuse of privilege, despite being in love with Mr. Harding's daughter Eleanor. The novel was highly topical as a case regarding the misapplication of church funds was the scandalous subject of contemporary debate. But Trollope uses this specific case to explore and illuminate the universal complexities of human motivation and social morality. This edition includes an introduction and notes by David Skilton and illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192834089 (0192834088)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Barsetshire (#1)
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drallapaul
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,...
Reflections
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.
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0 Unintended consequences . . .
The first of Trollope's immensely successful Barsetshire novels. Here we meet Septimus Harding, the Anglican clergyman and warden of Hiram's Hospital -- an retirement home for a dozen elderly indigent men. He receives a generous salary of 800 pounds and lives comfortably with his daughter, Elea...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 The Warden
Enjoyed this very much, my only quibble being that it didn't have much of a shape to it. A problem was presented, the nature of the problem was addressed at length, from various points of view, and a decision was taken, but, after all the examination of the emotions leading up to the decision, there...
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