The Warden by Anthony TrollopeThe Warden by Anthony Trollope

The Warden

byAnthony Trollope

Paperback | February 20, 2012


The first book in Anthony Trollope's funny, warm, well-loved Barchester Chronicles--perfect for Austen fans The 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, this novel is 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.
Novelist Anthony Trollope was born in London, England on April 24, 1815. He attended many famous schools but as a large, awkward boy, he never felt in place among the aristocrats he met there. In 1834, he became a junior clerk in the General Post Office, London. He spent seven years there in poverty until his transfer, in 1841, to Bana...
Title:The WardenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.81 × 5 × 0.56 inPublished:February 20, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099528657

ISBN - 13:9780099528654

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very funny I really enjoyed this one. There's a subtle, deadpan humour that I absolutely loved. There's a whole character that's just a satirical version of Charles Dickens named Mr. Popular Sentiment!
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