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Barchester Towers
Barchester Towers | Trollope Anthony
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"Barchester Towers," by Anthony Trollope, is part of the ""Barnes & Noble Classics""series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics" New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.The second and most popular of Trollope s six Barsetshire novels, "Barchester" "Towers "chronicles the struggles for power and position in an imaginary county in Victorian England. Passions start seething when an "outsider," Dr. Proudie, is appointed bishop of Barchester. Soon, his ambitious, domineering wife and the smarmy, scheming curate, Mr. Slope, are hatching plots and counter-plots as they try to control the choice of a new warden for Hiram s Hospital and a new husband for Eleanor, a lovely young widow and the daughter of the former warden, Mr. Harding.The novel combines the realism of later fiction (including Trollope s own) with such Victorian devices as Dickensian character names and a comically interruptive narrator. The narrator s sharply satiric comments enhance the story s richness, while his playful, reassuring, and mocking asides subvert the reader s expectations, giving the book an unexpectedly post-modernist flavor. Ultimately, we see that Trollope s characters petty jealousies, selfishness, and meanness are not metaphors for larger issues, they are the issuesthe same human failings that, in other contexts, can lead to serious social strife and civil unrest.Edward Mendelson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is W. H. Auden s literary executor and has written widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels."
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zezeki
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Okay, this was actually a lot of fun to read! #trollopeing

Bookboss I adore this series! 4mo
Ruthiella Yay! I ❤️ Trollope. 4mo
KathyWheeler I read this book years and years ago and remember really enjoying it. 4mo
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Leftcoastzen I agree! 4mo
LeahBergen Yasss! 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
batsy It was! 4mo
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zezeki
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It's been months ago since I started reading this as part of #trollopeing readalong, and I finally picked it up again this week. I'm halfway through and I'm enjoying it a lot!

Sorry it has taken me so long to catch up. 🙈🙈

@LeahBergen @batsy @DGRachel @CarolynM @rubyslippersreads @Cathythoughts @saresmoore @quietjenn

Leftcoastzen I‘m in a mini slump myself. I enjoyed this. 5mo
batsy Glad to hear it! I liked this one a lot. 5mo
LeahBergen Oh, great! I‘m glad you enjoyed it after picking it up again! 5mo
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Woozy-Shooz
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Very funny and trenchant Victorian novel. Highly recommended.

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quietjenn
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zezeki These are lovely! 😍😍 8mo
Leftcoastzen Wow those are beautiful editions! 8mo
Liz_M Ha! Those look exactly like my editions. 😉 8mo
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rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! 😍 8mo
quietjenn @Liz_M yep! I think I first heard about them from @batsy when I was enviously eyeing her Vintages and then I saw yours and it's just been a battle of wills ever since! 😊 8mo
Ruthiella Beautiful collection! 😍 8mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous collection indeed 📚💫 8mo
CarolynM These are beautiful, not like my cheap copies! 8mo
batsy You have the whole set! 🙌🏽 These are so lovely. I have the first 3 in Vintage but I'm going to have to mix it up and get the last 3 in these editions 😆 8mo
LeahBergen Good job! I love these editions. 😍😍 8mo
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CarolynM
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The fact that it took me forever to finish this bit of #Trollopeing is no reflection on how much I enjoyed it - it was just terrible timing that it coincided with a bad reading slump. Fabulous characters and a very satisfying story where the good are rewarded and the not so good, while they may not suffer, eventually leave the good in peace. Thank you #BandOfTrollopes. Let's get together for the third book some time.

batsy Lovely review! I'm very much looking forward to more #Trollopeing with all of you 😁 8mo
LeahBergen Yes! Doctor Thorne in the hopefully not too distant future. 👍🏻 8mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m always ready for more #Trollopeing. 😄 8mo
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Liz_M
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Once past the set-up (boring church politics), it‘s a charming love quadrangle that gently ridicules Barchester. There are brilliant set pieces – a priceless scene at the Proudie‘s party and while told in third-person, the authorial voice is amusingly opinionated. He spoils the ending and proceeds to admonish the reader for thinking it could end in such a manner. More Dickens that Austen (those character names! The many pages!), it is a fun read.

CarolynM Lovely review👍👏 and great photo😍 What and where is it? 9mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review! It is a fun read❤️👍🏻 9mo
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Liz_M @CarolynM It is a chapel in Brooklyn's Greenwood Cemetery. My refuge in these covid times -- much less crowded (by the living) than the park next door. 😁 9mo
batsy Great review and photo! 9mo
saresmoore Great review! 9mo
LeahBergen What a gorgeous photo! And yes, I was reminded quite often of Dickens during this one. 9mo
Leftcoastzen Great review!😄 9mo
quietjenn Love this photo (and the book). 9mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#bandofTrollopes #Trollopeing Loved it! Who wouldn‘t like to forever in the presence of baby Johnnie Bolt clearly the cutest baby of all time! What I loved were the nuances of these characters , times have changed but people sure haven‘t.Rich in detail , it gave me so many smiles & chuckles.

Ruthiella Every time I read a book from the 19th century, I am reminded at just how much has not changed regarding human behavior! 9mo
LeahBergen I just love his characters. ❤️ 9mo
Cathythoughts Your book is lovely.. I loved this one too , so enjoyable 9mo
batsy Trollope is such an immense writer. There's just a lot going on and it's so impressive considering how many books he wrote! 9mo
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rubyslippersreads
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Yesterday I did nothing but loll on the couch like La Signora (thankfully with no Mr. Slope in sight 😂) and finish this book. I‘ll miss the world of Barchester. (Though I plan to revisit it via the miniseries.)

#BandOfTrollopes #Trollopeing

@LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @batsy @Leftcoastzen @saresmoore @zezeki @DGRachel @quietjenn @CarolynM @Liz_M

UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 9mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻😂 Id love to see the miniseries, sounds really good. Enjoy ❤️ 9mo
EvieBee Hahaha! 💕💕 9mo
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LeahBergen And did you make sure to have your braceleted (and therefore more attractive) arm facing outward? 😆😆 I‘ll be watching the miniseries now, too! 9mo
Leftcoastzen Lovely!😄💕 9mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Of course! 🤣 9mo
rubyslippersreads @Cathythoughts I think @batsy said it‘s on YouTube. 9mo
quietjenn Ha! Sounds divine! I want to watch the miniseries, too. 9mo
batsy Haha, nice review! 😆 And yes, the series is on YT and it's so good https://youtu.be/nDawi-HzNF8 @Cathythoughts @quietjenn 9mo
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Cathythoughts
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Well that was completely delightful... and ending in ‘sweetmeats & sugar-plums. ‘ What a great cast of characters... I really enjoyed them , and all the melodrama of the crying & weeping & laughing, and that adored little child Johnny ! Such cooing & kissing he received, I don‘t know how he survived it all 😂. Thankyou all for your company in this buddy read 👍🏻❤️ #BandofTrollopes #Trollopeing

batsy Yes, the bestest baby! 😂 This book was so delightful 💕 9mo
Cathythoughts @batsy 😂yes the bestest 👍🏻💕 9mo
LeahBergen Lovely review! And my #JohnnyBergen gets doted on almost as much as Johnny Bold. 😆😆 9mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks! And that‘s lovely to hear about #JohnnyBergen ...( I kind of got that impression 😁, I‘m mad about my little pet too ) .... lucky boy 💕 #dogsofLitsy are lucky dogs 💕💕 9mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#BandOfTrollopes #Trollopeing Uh oh, Nacho has my book! #caturday night

merelybookish That face! 😻 9mo
LeahBergen Let go, Nacho! 😆 9mo
batsy Nacho is in for some serious negotiations 😼😸 9mo
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Buechersuechtling What a furry beauty. 🧡🐈 9mo
Bette What a lovely book-napper. ❤️🐱 9mo
Leftcoastzen @Buechersuechtling thanks , he‘s a character 9mo
Leftcoastzen @Bette he takes control of everything .😂 9mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#bandofTrollopes #Trollopeing “Did you ever ride at the Quintain , Mr. Foster?”said Miss Thorne , as she walked with her party across the lawn .
“The Quintain?”said young Foster,who considered himself a dab at horsemanship.”Is it a sort of gate, Miss Thorne ?”
A fine illustration from my edition.
Harry Greenacre thinks he‘s up to the task.

LeahBergen And ... oh oh. 🤣 9mo
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen yeah, not so much 😂 9mo
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CarolynM
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I've spent some quality time #Trollopeing this weekend. I've reached the halfway point and I'm fully invested in the story and greatly amused by the delightful writing. I just love the paragraph where he describes Signora Neroni as a spider weaving a web to catch odious but sadly unworldly Mr Slope. #BandOfTrollopes

LeahBergen Oh, that “slippery Slope”. 😆😆 I just finished it about an hour ago! It certainly picks up and becomes more interesting, doesn‘t it? 10mo
Cathythoughts I‘m just over halfway... I spend most of my time smiling as I read ... it‘s so amusing ... thoroughly enjoying & yes @LeahBergen it does pick up as it goes along 👍🏻 10mo
batsy Lovely photo and the writing *is* delightful! I'm slowly making my way through the miniseries and the casting is 👌🏽 Rickman as Slope and Geraldine McEwan as a very terrifying Mrs Proudie! 10mo
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Cathythoughts And yes as @batsy says .. lovely photo 10mo
quietjenn @batsy had no idea about the miniseries until you started posting about it (although I should've assumed). Putting it on the watch list! 10mo
Leftcoastzen Everything you said !I‘m on page 300 10mo
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Halfheartedly doing some #Trollopeing, but mostly just enjoying the squish enjoying some applesauce. Wonder if it‘s good for the scalp because there is plenty in her hair, as well. 😅 #BandofTrollopes

Flaneurette So cute! I remember those days! 10mo
StaceGhost Definitely a good hair tonic imho 10mo
TrishB Awww ❤️ 10mo
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MicheleinPhilly Lookin‘ good, Zerbert! 😍 10mo
Come-read-with-me So cute!!! 10mo
NikkiM5 So cute 🥰 10mo
LeahBergen Mmm, applesauce! 😘😘 10mo
Reggie Omg she‘s gotten huge. She can sit up and has teeth! When does this happen Sara?!!!! Next thing you know she‘ll be thirteen. Lol, whata cutie! 10mo
Bookzombie So adorable! 10mo
CarolynM What fun! She's a cutie😍 10mo
mitu.delghy Awwww ❤️ cute 10mo
vivastory How adorable! 10mo
Leftcoastzen So cute ! 10mo
saresmoore @Reggie I know!! But don‘t say “thirteen.” *cringe* My oldest is 12 and it‘s utterly terrifying. 😅 10mo
Suet624 It‘s so fun to watch her grow. Thank you for sharing these photos. 10mo
ValerieAndBooks 💖💖💖 10mo
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batsy
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This was the gentle Victorian novel I needed. It started off slowly, but once you get accustomed to the rhythm of his prose, it pulls you right in. While I say "gentle", Trollope's wit is sharp & his social criticism of ecclesiastical corruption & hierarchy is ever present. The interjection of the authorial voice into the narrative also invites the reader to think about both the issues raised & the novel as a whole. & I love his female characters.

batsy I hope my fellow #BandOfTrollopes are also enjoying this read! #Trollopeing 10mo
Smarkies I agree. For a Victorian man, he did have delicacy writing the female characters in his novels. 😁 10mo
batsy @Smarkies Yes! There are some usual Victorian notions of female propriety but his female characters are all pretty unique and smart, even if they might use it to different ends :) 10mo
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LeahBergen I‘m surprised at how well-drawn his females characters are, too! I‘m really enjoying my time in Barchester and shall be sorry to leave it (in a day or two 😆). 10mo
LeahBergen And I love the cover on this edition! 10mo
EvieBee Nicely done!! ♥️♥️ I‘m attempting this series again next month. I keep losing my place in The Warden. 10mo
quietjenn What a lovely edition you have! 10mo
batsy @LeahBergen I'm missing it already! I'll try to live a little bit longer in that world via the miniseries 🙂 10mo
batsy @LeahBergen @quietjenn Thank you! The Vintage editions are lovely, and so are the Oxford Classics. I might get the last three books in the Oxford editions 😆 10mo
batsy @EvieBee I hope you get some quiet time to read and enjoy it! 💜 10mo
vivastory Is this a good entry point for Trollope? Also, can't get enough of the Vintage covers! 10mo
batsy @vivastory This is the second in the Barchester series, which begins with The Warden. These are the only two Trollope novels I've read but look forward to completing the series & discovering more of his work, so definitely recommend! 10mo
rubyslippersreads The clergy can be so vicious! 😂 10mo
CarolynM Great review! I've finally made some real headway and I'm enjoying it enormously 🙂 10mo
batsy @rubyslippersreads They definitely can! 😆 10mo
batsy @CarolynM Thank you! And yay, so glad you're enjoying it :) 10mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I love his female characters too ... I‘m moving towards the end. It is gentle & it‘s so amusing .... with his detail his creates the old world feel of chat & gossip & parlours ... such a character of a writer , he‘s a scream 10mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#bandOfTrollopes #Trollopeing The illustration in my edition in Chapter XV The Widow‘s Suitors.

LeahBergen Johnny Bold! 👶 10mo
batsy "... and in all these our baby excelled" ?? 10mo
Cathythoughts Oh it‘s great to have the illustrations 👏🏻👏🏻😁 10mo
Liz_M Oooh, I want to see the illustration (Ch. 16?) where Slope is confronted by Eleanor's curls! 10mo
Leftcoastzen @Liz_M I wish that they had done an illustration of that scene! 😂 10mo
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LeahBergen
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How is the #trollopeing coming, everyone? I found this to be really slow going at first but, now that I‘m almost at the halfway mark, it‘s clipping along at a good pace.

Isn‘t Obadiah Slope the best (and oiliest) sort of villain?? I‘d forgotten about Trollope‘s gift of characterization (and the tongue-in-cheek names, too 😆).

#BandOfTrollopes

ferskner Gah I wish I had reading time for this! He's always been on my list. 10mo
LeahBergen @ferskner Feel free to jump in at any time if you can do it. I think we‘re all reading it pretty slowly. 😊 10mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m behind, but it‘s good to know it picks up. I think Obadiah Slope was one of Alan Rickman‘s early roles. 10mo
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ferskner Unfortunately I'm on a book judging committee this year so I have to give all my reading attention to that, but I'll look forward to seeing everyone's posts! I'll get to him eventually. :) 10mo
Cathythoughts I‘m really getting into it now too , yes the characters are great , the introduction & description of Obadiah Slope is priceless. I‘m just finished reading about the party where Madeleine Vesey Neroni - nata Stanhope , hasn‘t a hope of standing up 😂... I‘m enjoying the language ... & love #Trollopeing it‘s great fun 10mo
batsy I'm in the last 1/4 of the book and enjoying it a lot! Trollope's gentle satire is very welcome. Slope is such a great character to hate and I'm terrified of Mrs Proudie—if anything's about to go down, she'll be involved 😆 10mo
batsy @Cathythoughts That party scene was brilliant 😁 10mo
zezeki I started reading it on Friday, forgot to post. 😅 I'm using Serial Reader, and I read it while I wait for the bus, and during my commute, unless I'm too sleepy. 10mo
Liz_M 🤦I finished it already. I'm not good at reading multiple books and once past the boring setup chapters it reads really quickly. 10mo
Liz_M But, I did find a tutored read for this novel on LibraryThing and am working my way through it to see all the bits I didn't understand. 10mo
saresmoore I‘m still in the slow-going bit! This is my before-bed book and I haven‘t made it more than ten minutes before crashing. Miss Clara keeps me on a rigorous schedule of midnight rendezvous, so I have these dreamy imaginings of Barchester social dynamics and surrealist cults. It keeps the night feedings interesting, to be sure! 😆 10mo
youneverarrived Love the bookmark 😁 10mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Yes! I didn‘t know that Rickman played him until @batsy recently posted about it. 😮 10mo
LeahBergen @ferskner Well, that sounds fun. Lucky you! 10mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts That Madeleine is quite something, isn‘t she? 😆 10mo
LeahBergen @batsy I‘m dreading what‘s to come with that Mrs. Proudie! 😆 10mo
LeahBergen @zezeki Oh, that‘s a nice way to read it! 10mo
LeahBergen @Liz_M I feel anxious when I have too many books on the go. 😆 And, yeah, it‘s reading very quickly for me now! 10mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore Barchester and a surreal old ladies home! What a combination! 🤣 10mo
LeahBergen @youneverarrived I had to use something suitably cathedral-ish for this book. 😆 You‘re from York/Yorkshire, aren‘t you? 10mo
Leftcoastzen I‘m about 100 pages in , his characters make me chuckle . 10mo
CarolynM I'm massively behind😬 Hopefully I'll spend more time with it in the next week. 10mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM Not at all! Just read at your own pace. I have to set it down to finish 2 other books now. 🙄 10mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I missed @batsy ‘s post, and I haven‘t watched the miniseries yet, but I really think Rickman is too attractive to play Slope. 10mo
rubyslippersreads @CarolynM You and me both. 10mo
batsy @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I just finished the first two episodes of the series and it was really delightful. Wonderfully acted. It's available on YouTube :) 10mo
youneverarrived Yeah, I live in York 😘 10mo
rubyslippersreads This has really started to pick up for me, probably because I had a chance to read a good chunk today. @batsy didn‘t you say you felt immersed in this world? That‘s how I‘m feeling. 😊 10mo
batsy @rubyslippersreads Yeah! I'm glad to hear that :) 10mo
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batsy
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Mr. Slope was giving me Mr. Collins (from Pride and Prejudice) vibes, just on a more poisonous level, where the ecclesiastical stakes are higher! Feel like if Collins was just more efficient at being a sycophant, he would be a Slope.

I've never watched The Barchester Chronicles & just learned that the slimy Slope was played by Alan Rickman, & I must get around to it after I've finished https://youtu.be/nDawi-HzNF8

#BandOfTrollopes #Trollopeing

Ruthiella Rickman is perfect to play the obsequious, slippery Mr. Slope! 😀 10mo
batsy @Ruthiella Yes! It feels like apt casting. I'm sure he would have imbued him with a sinister air #perfectvillain 10mo
LeahBergen Omg!! I didn‘t know he played Slope either! 😮 10mo
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rwmg He was absolutely hilarious 10mo
Bookwomble This was a fantastic production 😊 10mo
batsy @LeahBergen I know, right! Must watch 😁 10mo
batsy @rwmg @Bookwomble I'm looking forward to it! 10mo
Liz_M Alan Rickman as Slope wooing Poor Eleanor! ~swoon~ 10mo
batsy @Liz_M Slope, so eww! But Alan Rickman, swoon! #tornintwodirections 10mo
CarolynM I'm dragging my heels with this read. I really need to see Barchester Chronicles too 10mo
batsy @CarolynM Oh no, are you not enjoying it? It was a bit of a slow start for me but now I'm liking it a lot :) 10mo
CarolynM I am enjoying it, I've had a few distractions. Hopefully I'll be able to give it some more attention next week. 10mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m waiting to watch until I‘ve finished the book, but it‘s fun to picture Rickman as Slope. Interesting how similar the name is to Snape. 😂 10mo
rubyslippersreads I also can‘t wait to see La Signora. 😂 10mo
batsy @rubyslippersreads I'm going through the series slowly; the first two episodes are based on The Warden, & the remaining five on Barchester Towers. I just finished the third episode & Rickman promises to be SO good as Obadiah Snape 😁 Geraldine McEwan is Mrs Proudie and she's a scream! 10mo
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Liz_M
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#BandofTrollopes help me out. I'm a little rusty on 19th century novel conventions. Who is the narrator here? It seems to be an omniscient first-person narrator. Is this the author's voice? A character? Or...?

bookseller_cate I haven‘t read this, or Trollope, but I have read his contemporaries. It‘s likely author-as-narrator. As in, it‘s kind of the author‘s voice, but you can‘t trust it to be the actual author‘s voice. Jane Austen walks that line fabulously in Northanger Abbey. 10mo
Liz_M @bookseller_cate Right, it's a little too opinionated to be trusted as one would trust a third-person point of view 10mo
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CarolynM Yes, author as narrator, here referring back to the tone he took with this character (John Bold) in The Warden. 10mo
LeahBergen Yep. What @CarolynM said. 👌🏻 10mo
batsy Yes! What @CarolynM said. I just see it as the authorial voice as a framing device to allow the interjections of these winky asides & jokes :) 10mo
saresmoore Thank you for pointing this out! I had forgotten about that in The Warden. @bookseller_cate Makes me want to read Northanger Abbey again! 10mo
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Cathythoughts
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I‘ve made a start #BandofTrollopes #Trollopeing I‘m finding it hard to get into the groove of the language.. but I‘m sure the wine will help 🙃 🍷...
... I‘d like to be sitting with my friend on the cover & reading , he looks quite content
Delighted to have made a start ( it‘s long enough)

TrishB If a surprise Amazon package arrives early next week it is to be saved until your birthday 🎉❤️ 10mo
Freespirit I have this on a pile of books I‘d like to read this year. Will look forward to your review! 10mo
LeahBergen Yes, it‘s a bit slow to begin with but picks up as you get used to the style. 👍 10mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB Ah thanks Trish !! You‘re very good. I‘ll let you know when it‘s here ... and I won‘t peek 👍🏻😘 10mo
Cathythoughts @Freespirit Oh good ! We‘ve only started if you want up read it now ... I‘ll let you know what I think either way 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 10mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes , slow start , I‘m tripping over the words ... but getting better now 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @Freespirit is that a new profile pic ... you look lovely 💕 10mo
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Liz_M
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The three C's: I'm in my favorite Chair, I've got my Coffee, and the Cat in my lap. I must be ready for #Trollopeing!

LeahBergen Perfect setup! 10mo
Cathythoughts Lovely pic 10mo
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batsy
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"Sir Lamda Mewnew and Sir Omicron Pie, the two great London doctors..."

I need to research how much fun Trollope was having with these names but I was snorting. This is what came to mind ?

#BandOfTrollopes #Trollopeing

GingerAntics That‘s definitely a new mew. 😂🤣😂 10mo
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Smarkies The doctors are mentioned again in the next book. 😄 10mo
julesG 🤣🤣 10mo
Cathythoughts Stop 😂 I‘m looking forward to starting today 🤞🏻 10mo
batsy @GingerAntics 😂😂😂 10mo
batsy @Smarkies Oh, good! Those names are too good to be wasted 😆 10mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Nice! I've just started myself and so far have already chuckled a few times 😁 10mo
rubyslippersreads Nicky and Sadie are certainly in favor of the name Mewnew! 😹 10mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Joining the #BandOfTrollopes with a cup of afternoon tea.

Crazeedi Love your teacup💕 10mo
Leftcoastzen @Crazeedi it‘s Scottish stoneware, Macintosh adapted by Joanne Triner thanks! thrift store find. 10mo
batsy Ooh, an edition with illustrations 😍 10mo
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CarolynM Beautiful mug - I love Macintosh 😍 10mo
LeahBergen Aww, so pretty! 😍 10mo
Cathythoughts Lovely picture ❤️ 10mo
Crazeedi @Leftcoastzen thrift stores are the best for cool finds 10mo
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curiouserandcurioser @LeahBergen Your teacup is quite beautiful:) 10mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy ! I hope to get in there soon too 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
ShelleyBooksie Gorgeous mug! 10mo
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Chrissyreadit Such a perfect lovely picture ❤️ 10mo
Liz_M I think you missed me! 😋 10mo
LeslieO Love the ☕️! 10mo
Gissy What a beautiful tea cup ☕️😱😍❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I know you will! 😘 10mo
LeahBergen @Liz_M Damn, @Liz_M !! How did I miss you, my #NYRBBookClub chum?? I‘m so sorry! I‘ll edit this now so I don‘t forget again. 😊 10mo
batsy Lovely photo 😍 10mo
LeahBergen @batsy Thanks! 😘 10mo
CarolynM Looks lovely! I missed you too @Liz_M Sorry. I'll remember you next time. 10mo
saresmoore Mmm, perfect! 10mo
Amiable I love everything about this photo -- it just evokes warm feelings of contentment and peace. 😊 10mo
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CarolynM
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Making a start on Barchester Towers with a glass of wine before dinner
#BandofTrollopes

batsy Perfect! 🥂 I hope to start later tonight :) 10mo
Cathythoughts Oh that‘s a nice way to make a start 🥂 10mo
LeahBergen Perfect! 💖 10mo
BarbaraBB That looks lovely! 10mo
quietjenn Nice way to kick it off! 10mo
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Cathythoughts
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LeahBergen Perfect! And it‘s a very pretty copy, too. 11mo
batsy Yay! Love that cover. 11mo
CarolynM Looking forward to it. 11mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @batsy @CarolynM Looking forward to it too ... 😁❤️ 10mo
rubyslippersreads Looking forward to #Trollopeing 😊 10mo
Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads 😁me too ! We‘ll have a good buddyread 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Ready to go #trollopeing on March 15th ! Doubleday edition, Illustrations circa 1945 .I purchased at a large book sale for cheap! (Even better!)
#BandOfTrollopes

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 11mo
batsy Oh wow! 11mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful book ! I‘m excited to join you all again ❤️ (edited) 11mo
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LeahBergen Look at those colours!! I‘m so glad you‘re rejoining the #BandOfTrollopes! 11mo
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen love your folios ! Better edit and add the other tag #BandOfTrollopes 11mo
LeahBergen The Folios were cheap, too! $6 each which is why I bought all of them at once. 😆😆 I figured I‘d pay more for a new paperback of each title, right? 11mo
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen You bet, that‘s a smokin deal! 11mo
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LeahBergen
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Okay, who‘s ready for book two of the Chronicles of Barsetshire? We will start on March 15th, reading and posting at our own pace.

I‘ll tag the group who went #Trollopeing before but anyone else is welcome to join in.

@CarolynM @rubyslippersreads @Cathythoughts @batsy @DGRachel @zezeki @saresmoore @quietjenn

Ruthiella Such a pretty set! I know you all are going to love Barchester Towers! ☺️ 11mo
zezeki I think I'll join, I was just recently thinking about this readalong. I have a couple of books left to read but I should finish them by 15th. 11mo
Cathythoughts Thanks Leah ! Such lovely books you have 💫. I‘ll order my copy today .. excited 😁 11mo
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batsy Oh, lovely! I'd love to go #Trollopeing with all of you again :) 11mo
Caroline2 Ohhh what beautiful books!! I‘ve had Barchester Towers on on my TBR shelf for a couple of years now but I didn‘t realise it was book two. Looks like I need to read The Warden first then? 11mo
Liz_M I'm in. I read the Warden ages ago and never followed up on the rest, although they need to be read eventually since the last is a 1001-Book. 11mo
BeeMagical Gorgeous set!!!🤍 11mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m ready! 😊 11mo
LeahBergen @Ruthiella Thank you! 😘 11mo
LeahBergen @zezeki I‘m so glad you‘ll be joining in again! 11mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
LeahBergen @batsy Yes!! 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
LeahBergen @Caroline2 I‘m not sure? I know the same characters reappear throughout the series but each book stands on its own, too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
LeahBergen @Liz_M Perfect! I‘m glad you‘ll be reading along with us. 11mo
LeahBergen @BeeMagical Thanks! 😊 11mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Gissy Beautiful! 📚🙌😍❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
quietjenn Ah, I just read (and loved!) this last year. I will hook up with you all when you get to Doctor Thorne. 11mo
CarolynM Excellent! I'm delighted to rejoin the #BandofTrollopes 🙂 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous set you have! 11mo
Leftcoastzen Hello! I am in , was wondering if #trollopeing might start up again. 11mo
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen How did I miss tagging you?? 😮😮 So sorry! 11mo
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MargaretPinardAuthor
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Why, THANK YOU, Mr. Trollope for introducing me to a truly delicious word I‘d never known existed!

#victorian #learn #vocab #inadvisable

Fantasy_bookworm This word... I feel like this a lot 1y
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andrew61
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#booked2019 @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen
Ta da, i feel i shd have a dry sherry to celebrate finishing the challenge with this bk about intrigue in 1850's clergy. If i adopted the 50 page rule i wd have given up but as i met the Stanhope family at the Bishops party things perked up as Mr Slope + the stanhopes made the bk a little more colourful . An enjoyable 'Public Domain' rd. Thanks for organising everyone now to 2020 ☺

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! Hope you had some sherry! 🍷 2y
BarbaraBB Have you read the whole series? 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🥂cheers to #Booked2020 2y
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andrew61 @BarbaraBB only The warden Barbara but i picked up Dr Thorne in a local charity shop so will carry on to that next year. Have you? 2y
BarbaraBB No! I‘ve read two installments of the Palliser series. I want to read more of them though. 2y
Cathythoughts Nice work 👍🏻see you for #booked2020 🥳 2y
andrew61 @Cathythoughts yes, keep looking at books wondering if they fit the brief. 2y
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Lcsmcat
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The cathedral #building in Barchester is loosely based on Salisbury Cathedral, with a few other cathedrals mixed in. #maylovesclassics @Sarah83

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What I love about 1940s reprints of the classics are the illustrations. There are line drawings at the beginning of each chapter and this color one on the title page.Also, a few more in color scattered throughout. #illustrated #classics

LeahBergen The classics should ALWAYS be illustrated. 😄 4y
Kaye Pretty 4y
batsy 😍😍 4y
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saresmoore
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We happened upon a bookstore...

saresmoore @ReadingEnvy This store broke the Brookner rule! 4y
TrishB Looks great 👍🏻 4y
ReadingEnvy Not possible! She must be misshelved! (Or I got there first) 4y
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saresmoore @ReadingEnvy I think you‘re right. I‘d better go back and spend some more time browsing. 😏 4y
saresmoore @TrishB It‘s a great shop! The sign out front said, “It‘s bigger on the inside.” I didn‘t manage any time travel, but it certainly did have a lot of books! 4y
TrishB I like that it looks like there is lots to explore 😁 4y
Zelma Looks like a ton of fun! 😍 4y
LeahBergen No Brookner?? 😮😮 4y
britt_brooke Ooh, this looks fantastic! Also, what cute shopping buddies you have. 💚 4y
saresmoore @britt_brooke They are pretty cute, but I think they need to work on their book shopping endurance. They barely lasted twenty minutes! 4y
batsy Adorable! (nice stack of Poes there...) 4y
LauraBeth Looks like the move was a winning decision 💕💕 4y
saresmoore @batsy They had an extensive Poe display! And by that, I mean an old armchair covered in stacks of books. It was really fun. There was an Alice in Wonderland display, as well, including Nabokov‘s Russian translation. 4y
saresmoore @LauraBeth One of the most clearly delineated, divinely inspired decisions we‘ve ever made! 4y
Suet624 Hmmm... I missed a lot of posts! You‘ve been busy! I‘m so darn happy for you. Moving has brought a fresh breath of air into your world. 4y
saresmoore @Suet624 Everything has changed. I‘m finally learning to enjoy living! 4y
Suet624 Wow! That‘s spectacular! 4y
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MayJasper
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A Victorian novel for #ReindeerReads photo challenge day 3 #historicalnovel
A comedic look at the goings-on between the clergy and the gentry. The oily character is called Obadiah Slope. Perfect name!
Thanks for the challenge @Jess7

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cathysaid
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Finished the second book in Trollope's Barchester Chronicles. I'm thoroughly enjoying his witty observations on 18th century social mores, assumed gender roles, and the debatable authority of the church. As the prose is so beautifully constructed, I'm taking my time, reading only 30-50 pages at a time so I can slowly savor and fully appreciate these #classic novels.

And aren't these #covers gorgeous? 😍

BarbaraBB I have the Palliser novels in the same Oxford edition. Haven't read them yet though. 4y
LeahBergen They're beautiful! 4y
batsy Lovely covers and review. I've not read any Trollope and I must fix that! 4y
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Posemn I love your pic. The book covers are beautiful with the flowers. Sounds like the Barchester Chronicles might be the "quiet" I seem to be looking for these days. 4y
cathysaid @LeahBergen I don't want to shelve them because then I can't see the covers! 4y
cathysaid @BarbaraBB Loving these editions. @batsy I hadn't read any either! The first in the series is The Warden. It's only 200 pages so a good one with which to start. 4y
cathysaid @Posemn These editions are great because they include an appendix explaining how the Church of England plays into Trollope's novels. There are also explanatory notes for the text that help make sense of some references to 18th c. events and figures mentioned by the author. 4y
EvieBee I‘m just getting started after years of people recommending it. Can‘t believe I didn‘t do it sooner. 4y
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Sunroom + lazy Sunday = reading bliss

LeahBergen Barchester Cat Towers? 😉 4y
cathysaid @LeahBergen Well done! 😂👏😂 4y
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#truth #ouch

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LeahBergen
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#FolioFriday

Here's one of my purchases from the "book town" of Sidney. I have somehow made it to this point in my life without reading any Trollope. ?

#FolioFridays
#FolioFreaks
#FolioSociety

rubyslippersreads So pretty! I've read some of The Pallisers series, but none of the Barsetshire Chronicles, which I think then leads to reading Angela Thirkell. 😄 4y
Cinfhen 😻😻😻 4y
TrishB Lovely 💜 4y
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Lcsmcat I love Trollope! 4y
BarbaraBB Me too, but I bought the whole Pallieter series to encourage myself! 4y
cathysaid Me too! Just read The Warden last week and am midway through Barchester Towers. I'm enjoying Trollope's dry wit and I suspect he's also a feminist...at least that's how I'm choosing to interpret some of his social commentary. Love this gorgeous set of books! Jealous 💚 4y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I was always curious how the Thirkell series tied into Trollope's. Oh oh.... I may go #DrunkThirkelling soon. 😆 4y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😘😘 4y
LeahBergen @TrishB 😘😘 4y
LeahBergen @Lcsmcat Oh, good! I don't know how I haven't read him on one of my previous Vic Lit binges. 4y
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I'll attempt to read these before buying any in that series. 😆 4y
LeahBergen @cathysaid Oh, good! I'm glad you're liking them. And thanks! 😘 4y
rubyslippersreads I haven't seen it, but there is a BBC miniseries of The Barchester Chronicles with Alan Rickman. 😍 4y
elkeOriginal PRETTY! I love they each are their own color 👏👏 4y
shawnmooney Nice! Barchester Towers is his most famous, but I found it rather dull compared to 4y
Chachic Gorgeous! Love the statue you included in the pic. 4y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads And another series for me to watch! 4y
LeahBergen @elkeo 😘😘 4y
LeahBergen @shawnmooney Now you're really inspiring me to become a #TrollopeTrollop 😉 4y
LeahBergen @Chachic Thank you! 😘 4y
shawnmooney @LeahBergen We're both halfway there! 😂😂 4y
LeahBergen @shawnmooney Ha!! ? I've always liked the word "trollop" and amused myself when I bought these by telling the bookseller that I was "interested in the Trollopes up top". He had to take them off a high shelf. ? 4y
Sydsavvy OMG!!! I have made it through life without him, too. But I have a client who gave me a Trollop and is not happy that I haven't read it. 😑. I had never heard of him! 4y
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cathysaid
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I have no desire. Nope.

Libby1 🤣 5y
Leelee.reads I grew up in a very hippie town and a woman who makes sweaters at the farmers market uses cat and dog hair from her pets, and said human hair collected from brushes is another option. She may have coveted that beard hair! 😳😄 5y
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cathysaid
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I'll be making my annual trek to visit my two favorite indie bookstores in two days!!!! Can't wait!

http://www.malaprops.com/
http://www.dbnbooks.com

📚😍📚😍

Lindy 👍Have fun! 5y
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scripturient
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Tea for me, please. But the rest is true. 😊

Soubhiville That's my morning! I'm usually more for tea as well, but I'm having a special treat of coffee today. 5y
RealBooks4ever Love this! 💜 5y
Jennifer3 I agree, except tea for me too! 5y
melbeautyandbooks Tea for me too! 5y
Amanda.T Tea always! 5y
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Octoberwoman
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I recently watched Dr. Thorne on Amazon, which made me want to read the series it came from. Found this one, book 2, on Book Mooch. I read several Trollope books in the early 90's, but I don't remember which books, and that was before I started keeping a reading log.

#bookmail

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I love the books of Anthony Trollope and I can recommend the audio books narrated by Timothy West, available on audible, wholeheartedly. Barchester Towers has to be one of my favourites, but it is very lucky for me that Trollope has written so many novels, as there are still so many I can look forward to reading for the first time.

HotCocoaReads I have this book but haven't yet read it. I'm excited to get started! 5y
zsuzsanna_reads @HotCocoaReads I think it must be Trollope's funniest novel 😁 5y
MayJasper I 😍 this novel too 5y
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EvieBee
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I've been meaning to read Anthony Trollope's Barchester Chronicles and his Palliser novels. I have both sets, this one a new collection from the Pengin English Library, and the other (not pictured) is a boxed set in all black and red from the 70s. Thank you Half Price Books! Now to read them! #aclassicyouhaventread #penguinenglishlibrary

LeahBergen And they're so pretty! 😍 5y
EvieBee @LeahBergen Thank you, Leah! 😽 5y
KarenUK Pretty! 5y
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EvieBee @KarenUK Thank you, Karen! 😊 5y
Buddys_Momma Interesting, will need to check out that series. Great photo btw 😀👍🏽 5y
Cinfhen Such a gorgeous picture ❤️️ 5y
Eyelit Love those colorful editions! 5y
EvieBee @Buddys_Momma @Cinfhen @Eyelit Thank you all so much! 🤗🤗😘 5y
Reviewsbylola That's an awesome set! 5y
EvieBee @Reviewsbylola Thank you so much, Stephanie! 5y
Lakesidemusing Gorgeously set! I read The Barsetshire Chronicles in 2015 and loved all 6 books. Considering The Pallisers for 2017. 5y
EvieBee @Lakesidemusing You inspire me! The whole set in a year? That sounds like an excellent 2017 goal. I hope you get to read The Pallisers next year. Thanks again for the idea. Got the brain gears going. 😃 5y
Lakesidemusing Yes... a blogging friend and I read one Barsetshire book every two months, so finished the series in one year. A wonderfully memorable reading experience❣️ 5y
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There is, perhaps, no greater hardship at present inflicted on mankind in civilised and free countries, than the neccessity of listening to sermons.

Suet624 Hahaha. 5y
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My second Trollope and a complete joy. So happy to have tapped a whole new vein of Victorian goodness.

This is deliciously good on the politics of church leadership. Every position commands a salary and a place in society. Nothing so Victorian as a vicious feud played out with perfect manners over a love story based on repressed emotions and dreadful misunderstandings. A delight.

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SharonGoforth
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 Only reason for 4 stars is because of a bit too much church politics for my taste, but overall this is a great read!! As always, Trollope is spot on with his characters, and I couldn't get enough of the Stanhopes! Signora Neroni deserves her own novel. Stick with this, and you'll have a great time! On to the next book for #biblioweekend !

Lakesidemusing Signora Neroni is a great character! Loved this book ❤️ 5y
SharonGoforth @Lakesidemusing Any chance she or her family show up later in the series? 5y
Lakesidemusing Pretty sure they are mentioned, but don't remember her making another appearance. 5y
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Love Liberty's #BiblioWeekend idea! I'm in the middle of 3 books that I want to finish, then I'll have to see what else I can work in. First book I want to finish is Barchester Towers.

GinaAnderson The best. Love Trollope. 5y
Lakesidemusing Yes, yes, yes... what @GinaAnderson said!! 5y
MrBook Every weekend should be a #biblioweekend 😊👍🏻. 5y
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SharonGoforth
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Trollope with a feminist view? Hmm... "...you know what freedom a man claims for himself, what slavery he would extract from his wife if he could..."

Lakesidemusing Trollope was ahead of his time!😀 5y
SharonGoforth @Lakesidemusing I like to think so! 5y
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