Boethius Book Club, Episode 2: Anthony Trollope, The Warden

This early work by one of the masters of the novel is the introduction to his magnificent series of novels set in or near the mythical cathedral town of Barchester. We meet some of the enduring characters—Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor, and that model of "stupid" conservatism, Archdeacon Grantly . The humor is broader than it is in later books, and in his portrait of the ardent liberal John Bold, Trollope lays his cards on the table as he never will again. The Warden is a wonderfully entertaining novel, but it is only one that raises very important moral questions about friendship, loyalty, and the impossible dreams of justice and inequality that have done so much to wreck the world that Trollope so lovingly describes.

Recorded: September 17, 2015
Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
Show Run Time: 1 hour 14 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): James Easton

 

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