Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the second novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began writing this book in 1855. He wrote constantly, and made himself a writing-desk so he could continue writing while travelling by train. "Pray know that when a man begins writing a book he never gives over," he wrote in a letter during this period. "The evil with which he is beset is as inveterate as drinking – as exciting as gambling." And, years later in his autobiography, he observed "In the writing of Barchester Towers I took great delight. The bishop and Mrs. Proudie were very real to me, as were also the troubles of the archdeacon and the loves of Mr. Slope." But when he submitted his finished work, his publisher, William Longman, initially turned it down, finding much of it to be full of "vulgarity and exaggeration".[1] More recent critics offer a more sanguine opinion. "Barchester Towers is many readers' favourite Trollope," wrote The Guardian, which included it in its list of "1000 novels everyone must read".

The 464th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  2. - 83rd on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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Barchester Towers Paperback 5595430 $46.00
Barchester Towers Hardcover 1202199 $26.18 $3.44
Barchester Towers (Vintage Classics) Kindle Edition 256689 2015
Barchester Towers Paperback 2019398 $12.99 2018
The Last Chronicles Barset Hardcover 1514966 $18.28
BARCHESTER TOWERS: Victorian Classic from the prolific English novelist, known for The Palliser Novels, The Prime Minister, The Warden, Doctor Thorne, Can You Forgive Her? and Phineas Finn Kindle Edition 317912 2017
Barchester Towers (Penguin Classics) Paperback 560802 $7.35 $0.99 1983
Barchester Towers; Miss Mackenzie; Cousin Henry Paperback 928018 $4.00 $0.78 1995
Barchester Towers (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 405654 $7.76 $8.98 2014
Barchester Towers (Penguin English Library) Kindle Edition 1034442 2012
Barchester Towers: By Anthony Trollope - Illustrated Paperback 682585 $11.79 2017
Barchester Towers: By Anthony Trollope - Illustrated Kindle Edition 316243 2016
Barchester Towers in Slip Case Hardcover 1941565 $94.00 $13.95 1958
Barchester Towers Paperback 1430672 $13.50 $4.60 2013
Barchester Towers Kindle Edition 793689 $6.80 2003
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Barchester Towers (AUK Revisited) Kindle Edition 1169611 2010
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Barchester Towers Paperback 5915178 $9.49 $74.23 2014
Barchester Towers (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 622216 $5.84 2014
Barchester Towers (Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 2) Audio CD 5466918 $25.10 $77.37 2012
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Barchester Towers Paperback 810761 $31.99 2016
Barchester Towers Kindle Edition 693200 2015
Barchester Towers: By Anthony Trollope - Illustrated Kindle Edition 296384 2017
Barchester Towers Paperback 145755 $8.99 2016
Barchester Towers (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 796584 $4.61 1996
Barchester Towers (Barsetshire Novels) Hardcover 2631803 $7.49 $0.01 1989
Barchester Towers (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Paperback 1574725 $1.97 $0.01 2005
Barchester Towers (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 1091903 $46.00 $1.98 1992
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