The Warden

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 256 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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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

Contents

HIRAMs Hospital
3
THE BARCHESTER REFORMER
10
THE BISHOP OF BARCHESTER 2 2
22
HiRAMs BEDESMEN
34
DR GRANTLY VISITS THE Hospital
43
THE WARDENs TEA PARTY
55
THE JUPITER
67
VIII PLUMSTEAD EPISCOPI
73
TRIBULATION
95
IPHIGENIA
104
R BolſS VISIT TO PLUMSTEAD
117
A LONG DAY IN LONDON
156
THE WARDEN RESIGNS
183
CONCLUSION
205
NOTES
211
READING GROUP GUIDE
229

THE CONFERENCE
85

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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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