The Warden by Anthony Trollope

The Warden

byAnthony Trollope, Robin Gilmour, Robin Gilmour...

Kobo ebook | March 29, 1984


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 furore, 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, The Warden 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.

Title:The WardenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 29, 1984Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141908106

ISBN - 13:9780141908106

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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!
Date published: 2018-02-08