The Last Chronicle of Barset

Anthony Trollope

Simon Vance (Narrator)

11-01-07

30hrs 34min

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11-01-07

30hrs 34min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

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“I regard this as the best novel I have written…there is a true savour of English life all through the book…I claim to have portrayed the mind of the unfortunate man with great accuracy and great delicacy.” Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire novels are well loved for their wit, satire, and keen perceptions of human nature. This final installment brings back some of his best loved characters: Major Henry Grantly, first met as a boy in The Warden, the sparkling Lily Dale and her thwarted lover, Johnny Eames, and the domineering Mrs. Proudie.

Barsetshire's latest scandal involves Mr. Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, accused of theft when he uses a large check to pay off his debts. Unable to remember how he came by the money, he feels ashamed and even begins to question his own sanity. The scandal fiercely divides the citizens of Barsetshire and threatens to tear apart Mr. Crawley's family. Trollope offers a devastating portrait of a man oppressed by poverty, social humiliation, and self-doubt.

Praise

“I regard this as the best novel I have written…there is a true savour of English life all through the book…I claim to have portrayed the mind of the unfortunate man with great accuracy and great delicacy.” Anthony Trollope

“[A] brilliant depicter of the nineteenth-century social strata in England.” New York Times

“The Last Chronicle of Barset is a satirical view of a materialistic society…with elaborate complications.” The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

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Language English
Release Day Oct 31, 2007
Release Date November 1, 2007
Number in Series 6
Series Display String The Chronicles of Barsetshire
Release Date Machine 1193875200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Classics, Literature & Fiction, Classics
Author Bio
Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) grew up in London. He inherited his mother’s ambition to write and was famously disciplined in the development of his craft. His first novel was published in 1847 while he was working in Ireland as a surveyor for the General Post Office. He wrote a series of books set in the English countryside as well as those set in the political life, works that show great psychological penetration. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to re-create in his fiction his own vision of the social structures of Victorian England. The author of forty-seven novels, he was one of the most prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.

Narrator Bio
Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.

Overview

Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire novels are well loved for their wit, satire, and keen perceptions of human nature. This final installment brings back some of his best loved characters: Major Henry Grantly, first met as a boy in The Warden, the sparkling Lily Dale and her thwarted lover, Johnny Eames, and the domineering Mrs. Proudie.

Barsetshire's latest scandal involves Mr. Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, accused of theft when he uses a large check to pay off his debts. Unable to remember how he came by the money, he feels ashamed and even begins to question his own sanity. The scandal fiercely divides the citizens of Barsetshire and threatens to tear apart Mr. Crawley's family. Trollope offers a devastating portrait of a man oppressed by poverty, social humiliation, and self-doubt.

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