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Cover of the book Barchester Towers
By Anthony Trollope ; text edited by Michael Sadleir and Frederick Page ; introduction and notes by John Sutherland ; with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.
This 1857 sequel to The Warden wryly chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester. The evangelical but not particularly competent new bishop is Dr. Proudie, who with his awful wife and oily curate, Slope, maneuver for power. The Warden and Barchester Towers are part of Trollope's Barsetshire series, in which some of the same characters recur.