Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers

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by Anthony Trollope
     
 

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The appointment of a new bishop in the cathedral city of Barchester has left opposing religious factions awash in intrigues and jealousies. This, however, is only the beginning for there are three other persons who intend to wield the real power in the diocese.

Interwoven in this novel is the captivating love story of a young widow who is pursued by a hypocritical

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The appointment of a new bishop in the cathedral city of Barchester has left opposing religious factions awash in intrigues and jealousies. This, however, is only the beginning for there are three other persons who intend to wield the real power in the diocese.

Interwoven in this novel is the captivating love story of a young widow who is pursued by a hypocritical priest she despises, while ignored by the man she loves.

BARCHESTER TOWERS is the sequel to THE WARDEN.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442946255
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant
Publication date:
07/17/2009
Series:
Chronicles of Barsetshire , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
648 KB

Meet the Author

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was born in London to a bankrupt barrister father and a mother who, as a well-known writer, supported the family. Trollope enjoyed considerable acclaim both as a novelist and as a senior civil servant in the Post Office. He published more than forty novels and many short stories that are regarded by some as among the greatest of nineteenth-century fiction.

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Barchester Towers (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 23 reviews.
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!
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.
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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