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Published: 09 October 2014

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ISBN: 9780199665860

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Barchester Towers

The Chronicles of Barsetshire

Third Edition

Anthony Trollope
Edited by John Bowen

Oxford World's Classics

  • Barchester Towers is the second novel in Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire, a richly comic story of clerical in-fighting centring on the formidable Mrs Proudie and the oily Mr Slope, and the disruption to Barchester society by the arrival of the lively Stanhope familly.
  • John Bowen's introduction examines the literary skill with which Trollope combines comedy and acute social and pyschological observation.
  • Helpful notes provide contextual background and draw on the latest scholarship.
  • Includes a Biographical Preface and Chronology of Trollope's life, an up-to-date Bibliography, full textual note, and Trollope's Map of Barsetshire.
  • The appendices include Trollope's general introduction to the Chronicles of Barsetshire series and Nicholas Shrimpton's invaluable survey of the Barsetshire novels and the Church.

New to this Edition:

  • New editorial material by John Bowen, including introduction, note on the text, selet bibliography, and explanatory notes.
  • New chronology of Trollope.
  • Biographical Preface.
  • Two appendices: Trollope's introduction to the Barsetshire Chronicles set and an invaluable appendix by Nicholas Shrimpton on the Barsetshire novels and the Church.
  • New map of Barsetshire (by Trollope).
  • Reset text based on the revised Chronicles of Barsetshire text prepared by Trollope in 1878.

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