Barchester Towers

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Penguin, 1983 - 526 páginas
Barchester Towers (1857) is the second of the six Chronicles of Barsetshire, the work in which, after a ten years' apprenticeship, Trollope finally found his distinctive voice. In this his most popular novel, the chronicler continues the story of Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor, begun in The Warden, adding to his cast of characters that oily symbol of 'progress' Mr. Slope, the hen-pecked Dr. Proudie, and the amiable and breezy Stanhope family. Love, mammon, clerical in-fighting and promotion again figure prominently and comically, all centred on the magnificently imagined cathedral city of Barchester. The central questions of this moral comedy - Who will be warden? Who will be dean? Who will marry Eleanor? - are skilfully handled with the subtlety of ironic observation that has won Trollope such a wide and appreciative readership over the last 140 years. For this new edition, John Sutherland has contributed an introduction and extensive notes, as well as a chronology of the novel's composition and current events, and a note on Trollopian names.

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Índice

Who will be the New Bishop?
1
Hirams Hospital According to Act of Parliament
9
Dr and Mrs Proudie
15
The Bishops Chaplain
22
A Morning Visit
28
Wai 7 The Dean and Chapter Take Counsel
48
The ExWarden Rejoices in His Probable Return to the Hospital
54
The Stanhope Family
61
A Serious Interview
267
Another Love Scene
275
The Bishops Library
287
A New Candidate for Ecclesiastical Honours
293
Mrs Proudie Victrix
307
Oxford the Master and Tutor of Lazarus
317
VOLUME III
327
Miss Thornes Fete Champêtre
329

Mrs Proudies Reception Commenced
73
Mrs Proudies Reception Concluded
82
Slope versus Harding
95
The Rubbish Cart
102
The New Champion
110
The Widows Suitors
117
Baby Worship
128
Who shall be Cock of the Walk?
139
The Widows Persecution
146
Barchester by Moonlight
154
VOLUME II
165
Mr Arabin
167
St Ewolds Parsonage
179
The Thornes of Ullathorne
189
Mr Arabin Reads Himself in at St Ewolds
202
Mr Slope Manages Matters Very Cleverly at Puddingdale
210
Fourteen Arguments in favour of Mr Quiverfuls Claims
221
Mrs Proudie Wrestles and Gets a Fall
229
A Love Scene
239
Mrs Bold is Entertained by Dr and Mrs Grantly at Plumstead
253
Ullathorne Sports Act I
338
The Signora Neroni the Countess De Courcy and Mrs Proudie Meet Each Other at Ullathorne
350
The Bishop Breakfasts and the Dean Dies
360
The Lookalofts and the Greenacres
372
Ullathorne Sports Act II
381
Mrs Bold Confides Her Sorrow to Her Friend Miss Stanhope
389
Ullathorne Sports Act III
396
Mr and Mrs Quiverful are Made Happy Mr Slope is Encouraged by the Press
410
Mrs Bold at Home
422
The Stanhopes at Home
431
Mr Slopes Parting Interview with the Signora
441
The Dean Elect
449
Miss Thorne Shows Her Talent at MatchMaking
458
The Belzebub Colt
468
The Archdeacon is Satisfied with the State of Affairs
474
Mr Slope Bids Farewell to the Palace and its Inhabitants
481
The New Dean Takes Possession of the Deanery and the New Warden of the Hospital
487
Conclusion
495
NOTES
501
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Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was born in London to a bankrupt barrister father and a mother who, as a well-known writer, supported the family. Trollope enjoyed considerable acclaim both as a novelist and as a senior civil servant in the Post Office. He published more than forty novels and many short stories that are regarded by some as among the greatest of nineteenth-century fiction.

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