Synopses & Reviews
Anthony Trollope was well aware that the seemingly parochial power struggles that determine the action of Barchester Towers -- struggles whose comic possibilities he exploits to hilarious effect -- actually went to the heart of mid-Victorian English society, and had, in other times and other guises, led to civil war and constitutional upheaval. Thai awareness heightens the comedy and intensifies the drama in this magnificent novel and it transforms the story of a fight for ascendency among the clergy and dependants of a great English cathedral into something fundamental and universal. This is the second novel in Trollope's Barsetshire series.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiv-xxv).
About the Author
Distinguished biographer Victoria Glendinning has published books on Elizabeth Bowen, Edith Sitwell, Vita Sackville-West and Rebecca West, as well as one novel, The Grown-Ups. Her biography of Anthony Trollope will be published in 1992.