The Last Chronicle of Barset: (Chronicles of Barsetshire #6)
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This is the final book in Anthony Trollope's Barchester Chronicles and many of the characters from both "The Small House at Allington" and "Framley Parsonage" return to finish his story of Barsetshire life set between 1855 and 1867. These 4 episodes focus in part on the story of the proud but impoverished vicar of Hogglestock, Josiah Crawley and the accusation that he has stolen and cashed a cheque. The whole of Barset has an opinion about Crawley's guilt or innocence, but no-on ...more
Those of who have read any of the prior Barset novels and any of the Palliser series know how Trollope liked to contrast city and country life - the former ...more
These are the perfect read for a Victorian lit lover--yes, they're fluffy and yes they're predictable, but it's like a chocolate chip cookie. You don't eat it because you don't know what it tastes like. You eat it because you do. And you love it.
The novel can be read on its own, but as it pulls together people and even plot threads from ea ...more
Trollope does in The Last Chronicle what he also did so insightfully in The Warden: a study of character under pressure. In The Warden, Dr. Harding is a mild-mannered, humble, moral man, who struggles between what his conscience tells him is right and wha ...more
Crowley himself is an interesting character, and I'm stil ...more
We reacted with great drama to our allocated novels. I recall a boy being smug because he got Moll Flanders. ...more
It is a marvellous book - leisurely, very genteel and comfortable – despite the awfulness of Mr Crawley’s predicament. Trollope’s cloistered world of Archdeacons and Bishops and Deans is a pleasant one to live i ...more
This is the final installment of Trollope's six-novel portrayal of Anglican clerical life in the 1850's, which in their totality are called the Chronicles of Barset. Up front I should make clear that there's another installment within these chronicles, Barchester Towers, which definitely remains far and away the standout of the series. For that book was Trollope's big lucky strike as a writer -- his vein of gold -- his stroke of pure genius. None of the other five Barchester chronicles, includi...more
Trollope has always been a popular novelist. Noted fans ha ...more