The Warden

The Warden

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Published by eBooksLib in Ottawa .
Written in English.

About the Book

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 furore, 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, The Warden, the first of the Barchester Chronicles, 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.

About the Edition

The Rev. Septimus Harding was, a few years since, a beneficed clergyman residing in the cathedral town of - -; let us call it Barchester. Were we to name Wells or Salisbury, Exeter, Hereford, or Gloucester, it might be presumed that something personal was intended; and as this tale will refer mainly to the cathedral dignitaries of the town in question, we are anxious that no personality may be suspected.

The Physical Object

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eBook

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24295743M
ISBN 13
9781412138741, 9781412177108, 9781412138758
OverDrive
A5290ACA-9B3E-4292-861D-C998AD7FFFF1

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August 31, 2013 Edited by VacuumBot Updated format 'E-book' to 'eBook'
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June 23, 2010 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from marc_overdrive MARC record.