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The Warden

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
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.

First Sentence

THE Rev. Septimus Harding was, a few years since, a beneficed clergyman residing in the cathedral town of - ; let us call it Barchester.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
256
Dimensions
8.8 x 6 x 0.9 inches
Weight
13.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8461841M
ISBN 10
1417939273
ISBN 13
9781417939275
Library Thing
15281
Goodreads
2829134

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