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Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
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Aug 03, 2009

really liked it

I'd never read any Anthony Trollope before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. The first chapters were very slow, and I almost gave up. I'm really glad I didn't, however, because the book got better and better. Were I better versed in the ecclesiastical structure of the Church of England, I would have better understood the relationships between many of the characters. But even without that knowledge, I could follow the story line. Great characterization. Great glimpse into the social mores of a by-gone time and place. Satisfying romance. It was also fun when Trollope stepped out from behind his story to talk directly to the reader about what he was doing as the author. Highly recommend this book.

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