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The Warden by Anthony Trollope
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Mar 12, 2009

really liked it
Read in February, 2009

(Another of my audio "reads") This book written in the mid 1800's is a fun read. The comic abilities of the author are entertaining. It is set in the fictional county of Barcester, England and tells the story of an innocent clergy man who is warden of a county home established centuries before for the care of old laboring men. The Warden has two daughters; one married to the powerful and wealthy Arch-Deacon and the other unassuming and unmarried. All is fine until a young man in town starts to question the will of the man who set up the home suggesting that it was being improperly administered, resulting in the Warden receiving too much compensation and the inmates not enough. The conflict is delightfully complicated by the love story of the young man and the unmarried daughter. While light and comical, the book deals with the inequities and flaws of individuals and society. I recommend this book to everyone.
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