Cover of: The warden | Anthony Trollope

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

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Dover thrift editions
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR5684 .W25 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
vii, 165 p. ;
Number of pages
165

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL699646M
ISBN 10
048640076X
LC Control Number
97047427
OCLC/WorldCat
38081622
Library Thing
15281
Goodreads
752983

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