The Warden

The Warden


Introduction by: Robin Gilmour
Noted by: Robin Gilmour

Format
Paperback
Price
$13.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140432145
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

The first of Trollope’s popular Barsetshire novels, set in the fictional cathedral town of Barchester, The Warden centers on the honorable cleric Septimus Harding, one of Trollope’s most memorable characters. When Harding is accused of mismanaging church funds, his predicament lays bare the complexities of the Victorian world and of nineteenth-century provincial life. And, as Louis Auchincloss observes in his Introduction, “The theme of The Warden presents the kind of social problem that always fascinated Trollope: the inevitable clash of ancient privilege with modern social awareness.”

Praise

“Trollope will remain one of the most trustworthy . . . of the writers who have helped the heart of man to know itself.” —Henry James
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