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Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers

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Be irresistibly drawn into Barchester’s clerical skirmishes as Archdeacon Grantly declares war on Bishop Proudie and his retinue in Trollope’s most popular novel.

This 1857 sequel to The Warden wryly chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester. It opens with the Bishop of Barchester lying on his death bed; soon a battle begins over who will take over power, with key players including the rather incompetent Dr Proudie, his fiendishly unpleasant wife and his slippery curate, Slope. This is a wonderfully rich novel, in which men and women are too shy to tell each other of their love; misunderstandings abound; and Church of England officials are only too willing to undermine each other in the battle for power.

One of Trollope’s best-loved novels, it is a dazzlingly real portrayal of nineteenth-century provincial England peppered with humour, wisdom and extraordinary characters.

6 reviews for Barchester Towers

  1. Neeraj Verma (Verified Purchase)

    A long novel, yes,
    but the comings and goings of Barchester and the manners of middle-class Victorians
    are charmingly observed.

  2. Ayan Borkotoky (Verified Purchase)

    It is a great book. I love all the characters especially the warden and the archdeacon. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.

  3. Pronnoy Prakash (Verified Purchase)

    I have given this book four stars because whilst being interesting in its content is not easy to read due to the style and use of words rarely seen in modern literature. I recommend it to those who wish an insight into the machinations that might occur in cathedral life.

  4. Praveen (Verified Purchase)

    I immensely enjoyed this book. It may seem wellnigh impossible to write an engaging novel about a set of clericals in a fictional cathedral-town, but Trollope does exactly that and does it very well too.

  5. Rohit Malkotia (Verified Purchase)

    Wonderfully constructed. Unlike Dickens, Trollope rarely runs to wordiness and his sharp, witty humour is a subtle critique of his age. The Church of England, established, hierarchical and a microcosm of Victorian society, is the backdrop for this tale of machievellian intrigue.

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