The Warden (Paperback)

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The first book in Anthony Trollope's funny, warm, well-loved Barchester Chronicles?perfect for Austen fans
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 furor, 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, this novel 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.


Publisher Random House Uk Ltd
Mfg Part# 9780099528654
SKU 241373006
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0099528657
Release Date 10/1/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0212
Publisher Random House UK
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