The Warden

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Modern Library, 2003 - Fiction - 230 pages
The first of Trollope’s popular Barsetshire novels, set in the fictional cathedral town of Barchester, The Warden centers on the honorable cleric Septimus Harding, one of Trollope’s most memorable characters. When Harding is accused of mismanaging church funds, his predicament lays bare the complexities of the Victorian world and of nineteenth-century provincial life. And, as Louis Auchincloss observes in his Introduction, “The theme of The Warden presents the kind of social problem that always fascinated Trollope: the inevitable clash of ancient privilege with modern social awareness.”

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Re-reading this after a long time made me remember the wonderful TV adaptation of 1982, probably one of the best small-screen adaptations ever of a classic. Covering the next book, Barchester Towers ... Read full review

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I chose this because I've always wanted to try this author and now that I've found the Serial Reader app, this was easy to read. The novel is about a man who is in charge of a home run by the church ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Louis Auchincloss has written more than fifty books, including The Rector of Justin and, most recently, Manhattan Monologues. He lives in New York City.

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