An introduction to Barchester Towers – The British Library

 

“After work he stood for a full hour, on a warm midsummer evening, on a small bridge, regarding the cathedral (in Salisbury). Thus was Barsetshire born.” – See more at: http://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/an-introduction-to-barchester-towers#sthash.qHYMlbDC.dpuf

Although set in a fictional county, Anthony Trollope’s novel Barchester Towers resonated with many aspects of contemporary Victorian society. Professor John Sutherland approaches the novel in terms of its contemporaneity, depiction of reform and handling of dilemma.

Source: An introduction to Barchester Towers – The British Library

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