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Published: 09 October 2014

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ISBN: 9780199665440

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The Warden

The Chronicles of Barsetshire

Second Edition

Anthony Trollope
Edited by Nicholas Shrimpton

Oxford World's Classics

  • The Warden inaugurated Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire series, introducing the fictional cathedral town of Barchester and the characters of Septimus Harding, the Warden, and his son-in-law Archdeacon Grantly.
  • The only edition to include Trollope's last piece of Barsetshire fiction, 'The Two Heroines of Plumplington', the first time Trollope's Barsetshire cycle has been complete in this way.
  • Penetrating Introduction that considers the work's bold ambitions as a Condition of England novel, a charming social comedy that also seriously engages with contemporary social abuses.
  • Fascinating explanatory notes and a full textual history.
  • A substantial appendix on the Barsetshire novels and the Church, the most up-to-date survey of its kind and essential reading for all Trollope lovers.
  • The edition also includes Trollope's general introduction to the Chronicles of Barsetshire set, Trollope's Map of Barsetshire, a Biographical Preface and up-to-date Bibliography.

New to this Edition:

  • The inclusion of Trollope's novella, 'The Two Heroines of Plumplington', the final Barsetshire fiction.
  • New editorial material by Nicholas Shrimpton, including introduction, note on the text, select bibliography, and much expanded 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.
  • Trollope's map of Barsetshire.
  • Reset text based on the revised Chronicles of Barsetshire text prepared by Trollope in 1878.

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