Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers PDF
Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192834320
Size: 46.89 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Book Description: Barchester Towers, Trollope's most popular novel, is the second of the six Chronicles of Barsetshire.The Chronicles follow the intrigues of ambition and love in the cathedral town of Barchester. Trollope was of course interested in the Church, that pillar of Victorian society - in its susceptibility to corruption, hypocrisy, and blinkered conservatism - but the Barsetshire novels are no more`ecclesiastical' than his Palliser novels are `political'. It is the behaviour of the individuals within a power structure that interests him. In this novel Trollope continues the story of Mr Harding and his daughter Eleanor, adding to his cast of characters that oily symbol of progress Mr Slope,the hen-pecked Dr Proudie, and the amiable and breezy Stanhope family. The central questions of this moral comedy - Who will be warden? Who will be dean? Who will marry Eleanor? - are skilfully handled with that subtlety of ironic observation that has won Trollope such a wide and appreciativereadership.

Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers PDF
Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Limited
ISBN: 9781853260896
Size: 34.23 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 430
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Book Description: In the second of the Barsetshire novels, we are introduced to the ineffectual new Bishop of Barchester and his wife. Through Trollope's gift of portraying the labyrinth of the human psyche we are lead through a novel of characters, encountering some who have become known through earlier sagas.

Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers PDF
Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: 9780451518811
Size: 66.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 536
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Book Description: The appointment of a new bishop and the ensuing conflicts and intrigue form the basis of this satire of the clergy

Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers PDF
Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519238412
Size: 18.23 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages : 298
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Book Description: ""1000 novels everyone must read"" Chronicles of Barsetshire Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the 2nd novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire." Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began writing this book in 1855. He wrote constantly, and made himself a writing-desk so he could continue writing while travelling by train. "Pray know that when a man begins writing a book he never gives over," he wrote in a letter during this period. "The evil with which he is beset is as inveterate as drinking - as exciting as gambling." And, years later in his autobiography, he observed "In the writing of Barchester Towers I took great delight. The bishop and Mrs. Proudie were very real to me, as were also the troubles of the archdeacon and the loves of Mr. Slope." But when he submitted his finished work, his publisher, William Longman, initially turned it down, finding much of it to be full of "vulgarity and exaggeration." More recent critics offer a more sanguine opinion. "Barchester Towers is many readers' favourite Trollope," wrote The Guardian, which included it in its list of "1000 novels everyone must read." Barchester Towers concerns the leading clergy of the cathedral city of Barchester. The much loved bishop having died, all expectations are that his son, Archdeacon Grantly, will succeed him. Instead, owing to the passage of the power of patronage to a new Prime Minister, a newcomer, the far more Evangelical Bishop Proudie, gains the see. His wife, Mrs Proudie, exercises an undue influence over the new bishop, making herself as well as the bishop unpopular with most of the clergy of the diocese. Her interference to veto the reappointment of the universally popular Mr Septimus Harding (protagonist of Trollope's earlier novel, The Warden) as warden of Hiram's Hospital is not well received, even though she gives the position to a needy clergyman, Mr Quiverful, with 14 children to support. Even less popular than Mrs Proudie is the bishop's newly appointed chaplain, the hypocritical and sycophantic Mr Obadiah Slope, who decides it would be expedient to marry Harding's wealthy widowed daughter, Eleanor Bold, and hopes to win her favour by interfering in the controversy over the wardenship. The Bishop, or rather Mr Slope under the orders of Mrs Proudie, also orders the return of the prebendary Dr Vesey Stanhope from Italy. Dr Stanhope has been there, recovering from a sore throat, for 12 years and has spent his time catching butterflies. With him to the Cathedral Close come his wife and his three adult children. The younger of Dr Stanhope's two daughters causes consternation in the Palace and threatens the plans of Mr Slope: Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni is a crippled serial flirt with a young daughter and a mysterious Italian husband whom she has left. Mrs Proudie is appalled by her and considers her an unsafe influence on her daughters, her servants and Mr Slope. Mr Slope is drawn like a moth to a flame and cannot keep away. Dr Stanhope's son Bertie is skilled at spending money but not at making it: his two sisters think marriage to rich Eleanor Bold will provide financial security for him.

Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers PDF
Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 71.60 MB
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Category : Barsetshire (England : Imaginary place)
Languages : en
Pages : 277
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Barchester Towers By Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope PDF
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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 134909210X
Size: 33.16 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 90
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Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers PDF
Author: Anthony Trollope
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Size: 72.29 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 692
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Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers PDF
Author: Anthony Trollope
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Size: 19.77 MB
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The Warden And Barchester Towers

The Warden and Barchester Towers PDF
Author: Anthony Trollope
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ISBN:
Size: 76.38 MB
Format: PDF
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Pages :
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Barchester Towers

Barchester Towers PDF
Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191643874
Size: 54.64 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Book Description: 'Mr Slope flattered himself that he could out-manoeuvre the lady...he did not doubt of ultimate triumph.' Barchester Towers (1857) was the book that made Trollope's reputation and it remains his most popular and enjoyable novel. The arrival of a new bishop in Barchester, accompanied by his formidable wife and ambitious chaplain, Obadiah Slope, sets the town in turmoil as Archdeacon Grantly declares 'War, war, internecine war!' on Bishop Proudie and his supporters. Who will come out on top in the battle between the archdeacon, the bishop, Mr Slope, and Mrs Proudie? The livelihood of Mr Harding, the saintly hero of The Warden, is once more under threat but clerical warfare finds itself tangled up in the wayward (and sometimes perverse) desires of the many courtships, seductions, and romances of the book. Who will marry Eleanor Bold? Can any man resist the charms of the exotically beautiful 'La Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni'? Will the oily Mr Slope finally get his comeuppance? Trollope's matchless handling of plot and character displays a skill whose distinctive literary qualities are celebrated in this new edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.