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The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
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Jun 18, 2009

it was amazing
Read in June, 2009

I have discovered from reading so many of his novels that Trollope wrote eight or nine great novels for every merely good one. He is so consistently on message -- and so consistently in control of his material -- that few authors give me so much pleasure when opening a new book of theirs. In addition, Trollope comes across as a force for reason and morality in a world where the verities are beginning to crumble. He is a man of his time and place, so one has to be somewhat used to Victorian modes of thought to appreciate him.

The Vicar of Bullhampton is a good one of his novels to begin with. It is wholly self contained and deals with an interesting theme: The hero, The Rev. Frank Fenwick, is a truly good man who at times places himself in harm's way to act as he feels a Christian should in a world where everything seems to serve as an obstacle or even a threat.
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