Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers

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by Anthony Trollope
     
 

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In the latter days of July in the year 185-, a most important question was for ten days hourly asked in the cathedral city of Barchester, and answered every hour in various ways Who was to be the new Bishop?  See more details below

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In the latter days of July in the year 185-, a most important question was for ten days hourly asked in the cathedral city of Barchester, and answered every hour in various ways Who was to be the new Bishop?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412181136
Publisher:
eBooksLib
Publication date:
04/21/2010
Series:
Chronicles of Barsetshire , #2
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
628 KB

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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Barchester Towers (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
lindacLA More than 1 year ago
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!
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Arrvin More than 1 year ago
Who will marry Eleanor Bold? That is one of several plot lines in Barchester Towers which is a novel set in the English countryside in the 1860s. Other plots ask Who will be the warden of Hiram Hospital? Which, if any, of Mr. Slope's devious plans will work out? Will the domineering Mrs. Proudie get her comeuppance? Will the archdeacon be scandalized by the conduct of his sister-in-law? Trollope's characters are memorable and very well drawn. They ring true in all eras. You will find you in fact know people like these. In developing his characters Trollope rises almost to the exquisite insights of Jane Austen; however, Trollope has more plots and more intricate plots than does Austen. His novels have a greater page-turning quality about them. Barchester Towers is the second in a series of six novels that make up the Barchester Series. The first is The Warden which is short and not necessary to a full appreciation of Barchester Towers. If you like Barchester Towers, and it is hard to imagine anyone who wouldn't, you will also enjoy the remaining novels in the series--Dr. Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, and The Last Chronicle of Barset. The last four I have read as e-books on my Nook which I find to be a good reading experience; however, I have one word of caution. When buying an e-book don't waste your time on the free ones from Google. I have tried about five of these and only found one to be satisfactory. The others were either not complete when downloaded or had serious defects; e.g., in one the letter "e" was systematically replaced with an "o". "The" became "Tho" and "She" became "Sho" which essentially made it unreadable. Even the $0.99 versions are not quite satisfactory. The two I tried had double or triple spacing between paragraphs so that not much text appeared on the page. Spring for the $2.99 editions for a decent reading experience.
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Too much talking and an overabundance of footnotes.
olemoney More than 1 year ago
Don't bother