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. OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS BARCHESTER TOWERS ANTHONY TROLLOPE (1815-82), the son of a failing London barrister, was brought up an awkward and unhappy youth amidst debt and privation. His mother maintained the family by writing, but Anthony's own first novel did not appear until 1847, when he had at length established a successful Civil Service career in the Post Office, from which he retired in 1867.
Written by Anthony Trollope. Narrated by Christopher Timothy. The intrigues of peaceful Barchester are of tremendous importance to its inhabitants, and Anthony Trollope enjoys observing how differently they impinge on the separate worlds of men and women. Men have to make a place for themselves in society; for them ambition is necessary and justified. Women, on the other hand, have to make marriage their career, and it is up to them to make as good a match as possible
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Complete summary of Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Barchester Towers. After the death of Bishop Grantly of Barchester, there is much conjecture as to his successor. Bishop Grantly’s son, the archdeacon, is ambitious for the position, but his hopes are defeated when Dr. Proudie is appointed to the diocese. Bishop Proudie’s wife is of Low Church propensities as well as being a woman of extremely aggressive nature, who keeps the bishop’s chaplain, Obadiah Slope, in constant tow.
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0 5 Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Timothy West. First, a warning: If you haven't read any Trollope, start with The Warden; it's the first in a series of which Barchester is second. Next, a rather shocking warning: Trollope may be as addictive as a soap opera. It has plenty of the right ingredients-archly drawn characters and plots that enmesh the listener in the daily ups and downs of those characters' lives.
Barchester Towers is the second of Trollope's Barset novels (in all, there are six in the series). As the novel opens, in July 185-, the question being asked in the cathedral city of Barchester is who will be the new Bishop? The answer is Dr. Proudie, the hen-pecked husband of Mrs. Proudie. Barchester Towers is more than twice the length of first volume in the sequence (in this audio version, it extends over 19 hours) and the leisurely development of the story is perhaps not to modern taste. There are wonderful scenes and passages of delightful wit, but also longueurs and stretches in which the forward motion of the plot is barely perceptible. Simply due to its length, I enjoyed it rather less than the first of the series. I listened to the recording of Barchester Towers made by Simon Vance for Blackstone Audio in 2006.
Published in 1857, Barchester Towers is Anthony Trollope’s sequel to The Warden and almost certainly the most well-known of the author’s Barsetshire series. Ostensibly a portrait of life the clerics in a cathedral town the renowned social critique of Trollope couched in humor transform the story into a satire on prevailing moral superiority of the reform movements which seemed to be edging their way into every single established British tradition and convention
Barchester Towers book. Trollope's comic masterpiece of plotting and backstabbing opens. Barchester Towers,is the second, in the six Barsetshire novels, by Anthony Trollope. Set in a sleepy cathedral town, in mid nineteenith century England. Eleanor Bold, rich young pretty widow of John Bold, is feeling lonely;but has a baby son, to look after. Not to worry, she will have three suitors soon.