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The Warden
by Anthony Trollope




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The first book in Anthony Trollope's funny, warm, well-loved Barchester Chronicles perfect for Austen fansThe tranquil atmosphere of the cathedral town of Barchester is shattered when a scandal breaks concerning the financial affairs of a church-run almshouse for elderly men. In the ensuing furor, Septimus Harding, the almshouse's well-meaning warden, finds himself pitted against his daughter's suitor Dr. John Bold, a zealous local reformer. Matters are not improved when Harding's abrasive son-in-law, Archdeacon Grantly, leaps into the fray to defend him against a campaign Bold begins in the national press. An affectionate and wittily satirical view of the workings of the Church of England, thisnovelis also a subtle exploration of the rights and wrongs of moral crusades and, in its account of Harding's intensely felt personal drama, a moving depiction of the private impact of public affairs."

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The first book in Anthony Trollope's funny, warm, well-loved Barchester Chronicles perfect for Austen fansThe tranquil atmosphere of the cathedral town of Barchester is shattered when a scandal breaks concerning the financial affairs of a church-run almshouse for elderly men. In the ensuing furor, Septimus Harding, the almshouse's well-meaning warden, finds himself pitted against his daughter's suitor Dr. John Bold, a zealous local reformer. Matters are not improved when Harding's abrasive son-in-law, Archdeacon Grantly, leaps into the fray to defend him against a campaign Bold begins in the national press. An affectionate and wittily satirical view of the workings of the Church of England, thisnovelis also a subtle exploration of the rights and wrongs of moral crusades and, in its account of Harding's intensely felt personal drama, a moving depiction of the private impact of public affairs."


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  • ISBN-13: 9780099528654
  • ISBN-10: 0099528657
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 212
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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