Okay, this was actually a lot of fun to read! #trollopeing
Okay, this was actually a lot of fun to read! #trollopeing
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. 🙈🙈
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I succumbed, #BandOfTrollopes and I couldn't be more pleased. Ready for #Trollopeing when the time for Doctor Thorne comes.
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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.
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.
#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.
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.)
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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
#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.
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
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.
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 😆).
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 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...?
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)
"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 ?
Joining the #BandOfTrollopes with a cup of afternoon tea.
Making a start on Barchester Towers with a glass of wine before dinner
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.
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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 ☺
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
We happened upon a bookstore...
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? 😍
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.
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.
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
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.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 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 !
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.