Barchester Towers is the second of the six Chronicles of Barsetshire. In this, Trollopes most popular novel, the story continues the story of Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor, begun in The Warden, adding to his cast of characters the oily Mr. Slope, the hen-pecked Dr. Proudie, and the amiable and breezy Stanhope family. Love, clerical in-fighting, and promotion again figure prominentlyand comicallyall centered on the magnificently imagined cathedral city of Barchester.
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This 1857 sequel to The Warden wryly chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester. The evangelical but not particularly competent new bishop is Dr. Proudie, who with his awful wife and oily curate, Slope, maneuver for power. The Warden and Barchester Towers are part of Trollope's Barsetshire series, in which some of the same characters recur.From the Publisher:
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