The Last Chronicle of Barset Readalong

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


We made it! One more book and we will have completed the entire Chronicles of Barsetshire Readalong. For those of you who have hung in there: Congratulations! A huge thank you to my co-host Amanda at Fig and Thistle for doing this crazy readalong with me. It's time to tackle our final book, the aptly named "Last Chronicle of Barset." Good luck guys!

"Anthony Trollope was a masterful satirist with an unerring eye for the most intrinsic details of human behavior and an imaginative grasp of the preoccupations of nineteenth-century English novels. In The Last Chronicle of Barset, Mr. Crawley, curate of Hogglestock, falls deeply into debt, bringing suffering to himself and his family. To make matters worse, he is accused of theft, can't remember where he got the counterfeit check he is alleged to have stolen, and must stand trial. Trollope's powerful portrait of this complex man-gloomy, brooding, and proud, moving relentlessly from one humiliation to another-achieves tragic dimensions." 


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4 comments:

o said...

This post is a much needed kick! I still haven't finished Small House at Allington, but I shall get on to it! :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

o - You've already read so many of them! That's awesome!

cleopatra said...

I'm going at half-speed, just starting Framley Parsonage. I will finish the series at some point, I promise! My favourite so far is The Warden.

Thanks for hosting this read-along, Melissa (and Amanda) and for giving me the push I needed to start reading!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

cleopatra - There's definitely no hurry with Trollope. As much as I've enjoyed each of the books, I've also noticed that they are leisurely reads and I'm never dying to pick them up.