Barchester Towers [NOOK Book]

Overview

Barchester Towers (1857) is the second of the six Chronicles of Barsetshire, the work in which, after a ten years' apprenticeship, Trollope finally found his distinctive voice. In this his most popular novel, the chronicler continues the story of Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor, begun in The Warden, adding to his cast of characters that oily symbol of 'progress' Mr. Slope, the hen-pecked Dr. Proudie, and the amiable and breezy Stanhope family. Love, mammon, clerical in-fighting and promotion again figure ...
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Barchester Towers

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Overview

Barchester Towers (1857) is the second of the six Chronicles of Barsetshire, the work in which, after a ten years' apprenticeship, Trollope finally found his distinctive voice. In this his most popular novel, the chronicler continues the story of Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor, begun in The Warden, adding to his cast of characters that oily symbol of 'progress' Mr. Slope, the hen-pecked Dr. Proudie, and the amiable and breezy Stanhope family. Love, mammon, clerical in-fighting and promotion again figure prominently and comically, all centred on the magnificently imagined cathedral city of Barchester. The central questions of this moral comedy - Who will be warden? Who will be dean? Who will marry Eleanor? - are skilfully handled with the subtlety of ironic observation that has won Trollope such a wide and appreciative readership over the last 140 years. For this new edition, John Sutherland has contributed an introduction and extensive notes, as well as a chronology of the novel's composition and current events, and a note on Trollopian names.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940024271094
  • Publisher: E. P. Dutton & co
  • Series: Chronicles of Barsetshire , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1906 volume
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815- 6 December 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire

John Bowen has written widely on nineteenth-century fiction and his publications include Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit (OUP, 2000) and Palgrave Advances in Charles Dickens Studies (2003), co-edited with Robert L. Patten. He has edited Dickens's Barnaby Rudge for Penguin and Trollope's Phineas Redux for Oxford World's Classics (2011).

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

    Surprising Good!!!!

    As a 52 year old accountant I'm enrolled in a one month class at my alma-mater entitled "Study in the Victorian Novel". We are required to read this book as one of four in a thirty day period. I was overwhelmed but this book went by so fast. The characters are so engaging, the story is interesting and the author is so amusing. I've already ordered other books by Trollope. I'm currently reading "Adam Bede" by George Eliot and it's not nearly as riveting. Don't be intimidated by this book - dive in!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

    Love this book!

    This is a great classic! Anthony Trollop has the amazing insignts into human nature and brings out characters which are so close to life. One can always relate to situations and personalities in real life. None of the characters in his story are absolutely good or bad, good ones are not perfect, bad ones have some endearing trait as well. The plot is also well structured and entertaining.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 13, 2013

    Boring.

    Too much talking and an overabundance of footnotes.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

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