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Barchester Towers (Chronicles of Barsetshire)

Anthony Trollope

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This 1857 sequel to The Warden wryly chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester. It opens with the Bishop of Barchester lying on his death bed; soon a battle begins over who will take over power, with key players including the rather incompetent Dr Proudie, his fiendishly unpleasant wife and his slippery curate, Slope. This is a wonderfully rich novel, in which men and women are too shy to tell each other of their love; misunderstandings abound; and Church of England officials are only too willing to undermine each other in the battle for power. One of Trollope's best-loved novels, it is a dazzlingly real portrayal of nineteenth-century provincial England peppered with humour, wisdom and extraordinary characters.

Editeur

Pandora's Box

Langue

Anglais

Pages

508

Taille

790 KB

Date de parution

24/04/2014

EAN

9789897783043

Catégories

Romans & fictions, Romans, En langues étrangères, Top des Romans