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- DescriptionOpens as the Bishop of Barchester lies on his deathbed. Soon a pitched battle breaks out over who will take power, involving, among others, the zealous reformer Dr Proudie, his fiendish wife and the unctuous schemer Obadiah Slope, the smooth Archdeacon Grantly and his father-in-law, the saintly Mr Harding.
- Author BiographyAnthony Trollope was born in London in 1815 and had a troubled childhood. His father was a barrister of good family determined to educate his three sons as gentlemen but unable to afford it. Anthony, the youngest, suffered most. Large and ungainly as well as embarrassingly impecunious, he suffered cruel mistreatment at Harrow and Winchester. His mother Fanny came to the rescue by winning fame and wealth as an author. She found Anthony a job in the Post Office in 1834. After seven hard years he transferred to Ireland, where he prospered, married, and started to write novels of Irish life. Posted back to London he travelled widely devising mail-delivery routes and was inspired to write his first novel set in England, The Warden, in 1855. It was followed by Barchester Towers, launching the popular series of Barsetshire Chronicles that established his literary reputation. Dozens more novels including the political series The Pallisers and many works of history and journalism were to follow. In 1867 he resigned from the Post Office, where he is credited with introducing the pillar box, to write full-time. He did so until his death in 1882.
- Author(s)Anthony Trollope
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication01/04/2013
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMacmillan Collector's Library
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight355 g
- Width103 mm
- Height157 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Illustrator(s)L. Leslie Brooke,F. C. Tilney
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
- Edition StatementMain Market Ed.
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