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Barchester Towers 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

A novel by Anthony *Trollope, published 1857, the second in the *‘Barsetshire’ series. Archdeacon Grantly's hopes of succeeding his father as bishop of Barchester are dashed when an ineffectual evangelical, Dr Proudie, is set over him by a new Whig government. The novel is a record of the struggle for control of the diocese. Mrs Proudie, the bishop's overbearing wife, shows her strength when she selects Mr Quiverful as the future warden of Hiram's Hospital. Despite the efforts of Mr Slope, the bishop's oily chaplain, and Grantly to push the claims of Mr Harding (hero of ... ...

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