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The Cathedral: A Novel

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning ...more
Paperback, 470 pages
Published September 5th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1922)
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Penny
Apr 05, 2015 Penny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoy Hugh Walpole's style of writing, I know it isn't every ones cup of tea, he is quite old fashioned these days, but to my mind a good book is a good book no matter when it is written, although tastes change.
This particular books is about the Cathedral and its officials and also the people of Polchester in which the Cathedral is situated. It comes with a message I suppose in that pride comes before a fall! Don't get to full of yourself because there are always people around to bring
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Ellen
Aug 28, 2011 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this in a different edition, but haven't the time right now to add that edition. I found this to be an excellent book, a bit dated, but wonderfully written. Walpole was a friend of Virginia Woolf's and I enjoy his writing very much. I'm adding more to my to-read list now.
Celia
Jan 21, 2016 Celia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So heavy-handed! I'd rather read Trollope.
Dorian
Aug 24, 2012 Dorian rated it did not like it
I found this book odd. And unpleasant. It reminded me somewhat of Anthony Trollope's "The Warden", which I read last year and disliked. Both books are set in cathedral cities and involve a great deal of cathedral politics. About there, though, the similarity ends.

Trollope's writing style infuriates me. Walpole's is inoffensive.

Trollope's plot is predicated upon characters behaving stupidly. Walpole's, upon characters behaving peculiarly.

Trollope's story, in the end, is pleasant enough. Walpole's
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Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole was an English novelist. A prolific writer, he published thirty-six novels, five volumes of short stories, two plays and three volumes of memoirs. His skill at scene-setting, his vivid plots, his high profile as a lecturer and his driving ambition brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. A best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s, his works ...more
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