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Anthony Trollope Barchester Towers. In the great cathedral cities of England, the church and politics go hand in hand. You must not circulate this book in any other binding or cover and you must impose this same condition on any acquirer. The government appoints the bishop, who is the head of the church in that city, and below him come archdeacons, deans, vicars, parsons, chaplains – all kinds of clergymen, of differing degrees of rank, importance, influence, and income.
The contenders in Barchester Towers are Mrs. Proudie the wife of the mild, sadly henpecked bishop and Mr. .Published in 1857, Barchester Towers was followed by four other novels in Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire Series
The contenders in Barchester Towers are Mrs. Slope his slimy and devious chaplain. When the beloved former bishop suddenly dies, a complete outsider is brought in to take his place. Instead of the bishop's son, Archdeacon Grantly, whom the entire parish was expecting, a more low-church minister, Bishop Proudie is given the post. Published in 1857, Barchester Towers was followed by four other novels in Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire Series. All the novels follow the doings of the clergy, the social set, the gentry and local politicians in the small cathedral town and its surroundings.
Barchester Towers book. Trollope's comic masterpiece of plotting and backstabbing opens. Barchester Towers is one of the best-loved novels in Trollope's Chronicles of Trollope's comic masterpiece of plotting and backstabbing opens as the Bishop of Barchester lies on his deathbed. Soon a pitched battle breaks out over who will take power, involving, among others, the zealous reformer Dr Proudie, his fiendish wife and the unctuous schemer Obadiah Slope.
Barchester Towers (Oxford World's Classics) By Anthony Trollope. Barchester Towers (The Great Writers Library) By ANTHONY TROLLOPE.
Barchester Towers, published in 1857 by Anthony Trollope, is the second novel in his series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". Among other things it satirises the 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.
Barchester Towers is one of the greatest comic novels ever written, but it is also much more than that. In its portrait of a small community altered by vast changes in politics, religion, and culture, it is also an ambitious study of the ways in which large forces affect individual lives. Trollope can always be relied on for a readable story with a varied cast of plausible characters in a plausible social setting, and for many decades he was valued for the comfort and security that his books seemed to offer. One widely cited example: In England, sales of his novels markedly increased during World War II, especially in times of massive bombing raids over London.
A level 6 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader Mrs Proudie, the warlike wife of the new Bishop of Barchester, brings the . This classic comic story is Trollope's most famous novel.
A level 6 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. Mrs Proudie, the warlike wife of the new Bishop of Barchester, brings the Reverend Slope into the Bishop's Palace to help dominate her husband and rule the local clergy. But Slope is a snake in the grass, determined to find a rich wife, to win advancement for himself, even to fight Mrs Proudie if necessary.
Author: Anthony Trollope
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Imprint unknown (October 25, 1974)
Pages: 240 pages
ePUB size: 1526 kb
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