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Trollope's moving, insightful exploration of moral dilemmas fought in public and private

Mr Harding is a good man, the warden to an alms house which provides a peaceful home to twelve old men. The young and zealous John Bold is also a good man, but he believes he sees in Harding's comfortable existence an injustice which must be exposed. The law, the church and the self-righteous national press all have their say in the scandal that ensues, causing a crisis in the hearts and minds of many in the quiet country town of Barchester.

The first book in Anthony Trollope's Barchester Chronicles

Reviews

His books are my lifelong love. He wrote 47 in total and I must have read them all; some twice. As I'm old and forgetful, I can just pick them up and start again and just know that they're going to be wonderful. My favourite is The Warden. It's a fascinating tale about the church and Victorian manners.

Pru Leith, Sunday Telegraph

What a treat, if you like Austen, or Pym, or anyone who gives an account of petty relationships in a Deanery Close or other small community. Why did Freud bother? This is so much better, and truer

Daily Telegraph

An affecting and delicate short novel

Guardian

His characters are real, truthfully felt and never patronised by their creator

Daily Mail

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  • Paperback

    9780099528654

    March 1, 2012

    Vintage Classics

    224 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141198996

    May 11, 2012

    Penguin Classics

    248 pages

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  • The Warden
    Anthony Trollope

    Hardback

    9781857150148

    November 29, 1991

    Everyman

    204 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140432145

    March 29, 1984

    Penguin Classics

    256 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • The Warden
    Anthony Trollope

    EBook

    9780141974187

    May 23, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    240 pages

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  • The Warden
    Anthony Trollope, Anthony Trollope

    EBook

    9780141908106

    December 1, 1988

    Penguin eBooks

    240 pages

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