The Warden (1855) by Anthony Trollope is one of the charming series of loosely connected novels set in Barsetshire. This is the first book to appear in the series, but may be read as a standalone work, and enjoyed on its own merits.
A man of sterling character, the kind and elderly Mr. Septimus Harding is the warden of Hiram's Hospital, an institution reliant on an ancient charitable bequest in order to sustain itself. When an investigation into the charity is led by John Bold, a young man who also happens to be in love with the warden's daughter Eleanor, the result is an unusual series of events and a noble act of conscience.
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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."
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Descrizione libro Signet Classics, 1984. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110451518802
Descrizione libro Signet Classics. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0451518802 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1158355
Descrizione libro Signet Classics, 1984. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0451518802
Descrizione libro Signet Classics, 1984. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 451518802