The Warden

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Createspace Independent Pub, Jul 17, 2013 - Fiction - 164 pages
The first book in Anthony Trollope's funny, warm, well-loved Barchester Chronicles--perfect for Austen fans The tranquil atmosphere of the cathedral town of Barchester is shattered when a scandal breaks concerning the financial affairs of a church-run almshouse for elderly men. In the ensuing furor, Septimus Harding, the almshouse's well-meaning warden, finds himself pitted against his daughter's suitor Dr. John Bold, a zealous local reformer. Matters are not improved when Harding's abrasive son-in-law, Archdeacon Grantly, leaps into the fray to defend him against a campaign Bold begins in the national press. An affectionate and wittily satirical view of the workings of the Church of England, this novel is also a subtle exploration of the rights and wrongs of moral crusades and, in its account of Harding's intensely felt personal drama, a moving depiction of the private impact of public affairs.

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User Review  - JaneSteen - LibraryThing

Where I got the book: audiobook on Audible. This is the first novel in the Barchester Chronicles—attentive friends may remember that I listened to the second novel, Barchester Towers, first, loved it ... Read full review

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User Review  - pgchuis - LibraryThing

There is not a huge amount of plot to this novel and the Goodreads blurb sums it up really. There is humour in Mr Harding's fear of the archdeacon, but the story is very topical and references several ... Read full review

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Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most respected English novelists of the Victorian era, writing more than 40 novels, as well as short stories. The Barsetshire Chronicles, which include "Barchester Towers" and "Framley Parsonage," are regarded by many as his masterpieces.

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