Book Reviews of The Warden (Chronicles of Barsetshire, Bk 1)

The Warden (Chronicles of Barsetshire, Bk 1)
The Warden - Chronicles of Barsetshire, Bk 1
Author: Anthony Trollope
ISBN-13: 9780192815064
ISBN-10: 0192815067
Publication Date: 5/15/1980
Pages: 293
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Warden (Chronicles of Barsetshire, Bk 1) on + 26 more book reviews
This is a story about people, the differences in social classes and religious beliefs. It's a quick read and one sure to please. Characters are well developed and interesting, and exemplify the social and political changes that were going on in mid-nineteenth England.
reviewed The Warden (Chronicles of Barsetshire, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
This old fashioned novel would not make your pious grandma blush even once. Yet it's themes of the complex motives that drive human nature, the subtle power of institutions such as the church to cover up injustice, the value of friendships, and the nature of integrity are surprisingly modern and reverent. I may read the next novel in the series to see what happens to some of the characters who are generally well drawn.
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One of the great Victorian novelists, Trollope explores the universal complexities of human motivation and social morality. Truly a delightful book for those who long for authors with a sparkling command of the English language.
reviewed The Warden (Chronicles of Barsetshire, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
I read this book as a lead-in to an old favorite, Barchester Towers. To me, it lacks the depth and humor of Barchester Towers. In short, I enjoyed it, but I won't read it again -- as I will its sequel.