The Book Club Discusses “The Warden” by Anthony Trollope

Join host David Hartmann and fellow Columbia alumni as the book club discusses The Warden by Anthony Trollope. Anthony Trollope's ​The Warden is the first of his well-loved ​Chronicles of Barsetshire.

The tranquil atmosphere of the cathedral town of Barchester is shattered when a scandal breaks concerning the financial affairs of a Church-run almshouse for elderly men. In the ensuing furore, Septimus Harding, the almshouse's well-meaning warden, finds himself pitted against his daughter's suitor Dr John Bold, a zealous local reformer. Matters are not improved when Harding's abrasive son-in law, Archdeacon Grantly, leaps into the fray to defend him against a campaign Bold begins in the national press. An affectionate and wittily satirical view of the workings of the Church of England, ​The Warden is also a subtle exploration of the rights and wrongs of moral crusades and, in its account of Harding's intensely felt personal drama, a moving depiction of the private impact of public affairs

Recommended Edition: The Warden. Oxford World's Classics. Second Edition Edited by Nicholas Shrimpton.

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Time: 6:30PM Central, 7:30PM Eastern, 4:30PM Pacific

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Cost: Free

January 10, 2024 at 6:30pm - 9pm

Zoom Video Conference

Chicago, IL
United States

David Hartmann


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