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The tranquil atmosphere of the cathedral town of Barchester is shattered when a scandal breaks concerning the financial affairs of a Church-run almshouse for elderly men. In the ensuing furore, Septimus Harding, the almshouse's well-meaning warden, finds himself pitted against his daughter's suitor Dr John Bold, a zealous local reformer. Matters are not improved when Harding's abrasive son-in law, Archdeacon Grantly, leaps into the fray to defend him against a campaign Bold begins in the national press. An affectionate and wittily satirical view of the workings of the Church of England, The Warden is also a subtle exploration of the rights and wrongs of moral crusades and, in its account of Harding's intensely felt personal drama, a moving depiction of the private impact of public affairs.

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  • The Warden
    Anthony Trollope, Anthony Trollope

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    9780141908106

    December 1, 1988

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    240 pages

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    9780141198996

    May 11, 2012

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    9780099528654

    March 1, 2012

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  • The Warden
    Anthony Trollope

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    9781857150148

    November 29, 1991

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    204 pages

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    9780140432145

    March 29, 1984

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    256 pages

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  • The Warden
    Anthony Trollope

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    9780141974187

    May 23, 2012

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