The warden
Anthony Trollope

The warden

Centenary ed.

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Published by Limited Editions Club in New York .
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.

Edition Notes

"Fifteen hundred copies have been made ... from the typographic plans of Richard W. Ellis ... The printing was done by the Marchbanks Press. The illlustrations have been drawn by Fritz Kredel, who here signs this copy"--Colophon.

Issued in slipcase.

Newman & Wiche. Great and good books, 263

Limited Editions Club. Bibliography of the fine books published by the Limited Editions Club, 1929-1985, $c no. 263


Library of Congress
PZ3.T75 W36

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xvii, 261 p. :
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