Penguin Classics presents Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers; adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor David Timson.
'What! to come here a stranger; a young; unknown; and unfriended stranger; and tell us; in the name of the bishop his master; that we are ignorant of our duties; old-fashioned; and useless!'
Trollope's comic masterpiece of plotting and backstabbing opens as the Bishop of Barchester lies on his deathbed. Soon a pitched battle breaks out over who will take power; involving; among others; the zealous reformer Dr Proudie; his fiendish wife and the unctuous schemer Obadiah Slope.
Barchester Towers is one of the best-loved novels in Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire series; which captured nineteenth-century provincial England with wit; worldly wisdom and an unparalleled gift for characterization.
The second book in the Chronicles of Barsetshire.
Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable; collectable; quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.