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Intricate relationships and serious subject matter told in a light-hearted story. As with many classics, this is not for everyone because it is not as easy a read as a modern day... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Love To Read
Since I gave five stars to The Warden, this sequel should have six.
It picks up about 18 months after The Warden leaves off. Read more
After reading "The Warden" (the precursor to "Barchester Towers") and the 800-page "The Way We Live Now" last year, I thought I might have overdosed on... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Amy Merrick
This might be one of the world's perfect novels. It has everything in the perfect measure. The plot is character-driven and believable, the asides are delightful, and the pacing is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anna Z.
This is quintessential Trollope. At the outset of the novel, the Bishop of the cathedral city of Barchester is on his deathbed, with his son, the Archdeacon Grantly, beside him. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. M. Peterson
Trollope takes the most simplistic story lines and endows them with character depth, humor and pacing that is impossible to resist. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert malko
I enjoyed it enormously! I most heartily recommend it to everyone who appreciates excellence in writing and an amusing story, set in a completely different era.Published 2 months ago by Delia Rubens
While this style of writing is kind of "old-fashioned" and rambling, I really liked the leisurely unfolding of the story and the author's wry humor! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nancy Wilson
Wonderful, wonderful--a window into a gentler time, told with Trollope's clarity, humor, and warmth, which tempers his crystal clear and unflinching insight into human nature.Published 4 months ago by Ms Jude