Synopses & Reviews
Framley Parsonage, the fourth book in the Barchester series, was perhaps the book that finally sealed Anthony Trollopes reputation as a novelist of the first order. Mark Robarts is a clergyman with ambitions beyond his small country parish of Framley. In a naive attempt to mix in influential circles, he agrees to guarantee a bill for a large sum of money for the disreputable local Member of Parliament, while being helped in his career in the Church by the same hand. But the unscrupulous politician reneges on his financial obligations, and Mark must face the consequences this debt may bring to his family.
The Barsetshire Novels, are as a group one of the great works of the 19th -century English fiction. These novels-the first serial fiction in English literature-follow the intrigues of ambition and love in the cathedral town of Barsetshire.