The Last Chronicle of Barset

The Last Chronicle of Barset

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This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "The Last Chronicle of Barset" by Anthony Trollope. "He is so scandalously weak, and she is so radically vicious, that they cannot but be wrong together. The very fact that such a man should be a bishop among us is to me terribly strong evidence of evil days coming". When Reverend Josiah Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, is accused of theft it causes a public scandal, sending shockwaves through the world of Barsetshire. The Crawleys desperately try to remain dignified while they are shunned by society, but the scandal threatens to tear them, and the community, apart. Drawing on his own childhood experience of genteel poverty, Trollope gives a painstakingly realistic depiction of the trials of a family striving to maintain its standards at all costs. With its sensitive portrayal of the proud and self-destructive figure of Crawley, this final volume is the darkest and most complex of all the Barsetshire novels. "The Penguin English Library" - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 944 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 46mm | 639.56g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141199865
  • 9780141199863
  • 297,717

About Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815-82) was one of the most widely enjoyed and prolific novelists of the nineteenth century. His books include the great Chronicles of Barsetshire, of which The Last Chronicle of Barset is the final volume. Trollope worked for the Post Office for much of his adult life where he was instrumental in the creation of the red British pillar box. The other five titles in the Chronicles of Barsetshire are The Warden, Barchester Towers, Dr Thorne, Framley Parsonage and The Small House at Allington, all of which are published in the Penguin English Library.
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