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The acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Anthony Trollope's classic story of provincial life.

One of the most respected, successful chroniclers of 19th-century life, Anthony Trollope is still widely-read and much-loved today, and The Barchester Chronicles - witty moral comedies with a wonderful range of characters - are among his most popular tales.

The Last Chronicle of Barset sees the most popular characters from Trollope's earlier novels, including the Proudies, Lily, Mr Harding, and Archdeacon Grantley, reunited in a moving tale of honesty triumphing over hypocrisy. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne-marie | 2/16/2014

    " It's sometimes sad to come to the end of an enduring pleasure, as has been mine in the reading of the Barchester Chronicles. All six books were a pleasure and a delight and I came to know the inhabitants of the region like neighbors and freinds. This book was a fitting end, as it had about it the sunset glow of a summer's day. I know I will re-read the whole chronicle again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 2/6/2014

    " Last read this 30 years ago and couldn't remember anything much about it. Really enjoyed it and found the plot gripping. My only complaint would be that all was resolved very quickly, but then they didn't have email when Trollope was writing. If that had been the case, there would have been no story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllida | 1/11/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book. I have now started the Palliser series which Trollope wrote after the Barchester series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lawrence | 1/5/2014

    " I do love to immerse myself in Trollope's world but have to admit that the Last Chronicle had me inwardly urging him to 'get on with it'. Perhaps I'm just over-Trolloped. Nevertheless there was the usual delight in Trollope's close observation of societal norms in mid-19th C. England and the trouble adhering to them cause his cast of characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martina | 1/3/2014

    " The best stuff for me what in the hilarious melodrama of the Conway, Clara, and Mrs. Dobbs Broughton would-be-love triangle. I laughed out loud at Mrs. Broughton's whimsical and unbelievably tedious artifice The Crawly quagmire make Trollopes typical marriage plot more interesting, and thewrap-up of Lily Dale's character is almost great. Enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Asa | 12/24/2013

    " This is the sixth and last book in Trollope's Barchester series, and in it the author tries to show us glimpses of what has happened to the characters in the previous books, as well as telling the story of Josiah Crawley, a priest who is accused of stealing a check for twenty pounds. The book is too long and it would be hard to read this book without knowing what has happened in the rest of the series, and there are way too many characters who come back on the scene without anything new happening to them. The parts of the book that are about Crawley and the stolen check are interesting though, mostly because Crawley is a very real, if very annoying, character. He is poor and has had a lot of troubles, but hates that he has to ask for help from anyone, even old friends, and is very proud because he thinks he's as good or better than many people who has succeeded in the world. This means that he alternates between forced humility and parading his poverty and misfortunes before everyone, and a dislike of people talking about him and wanting to help him and a refusal to accept the slightest assistance. I felt very sorry for his wife and children who had to suffer with him. Enjoyable book, but tries too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dukeofomnium | 12/20/2013

    " A fitting end to the Barsetshire series, and a very good novel in its own right. Josiah Crawley is one of Trollope's best characters (albeit not a very likable one): scholarly, impoverished but proud. Paradoxically, he shows worldly pride while not being worldly enough to know how cheques (in the British spelling) work. The Grace/Major Grantley romance is fairly mundane, by Trollopean standards. Several poignant scenes, especially as we say farewell to a man we have come to love over the series, and one less poignant scene as we say farewell to a character we have come to hate. The Penguin Classics edition is OK, but I still prefer the Oxford World Classics novels, for notes and introduction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie | 12/19/2013

    " Wonderful series of books. My only criticism of this last one is that it seemed to go on a bit and involve too many unrelated characters and sub-plots. Still marvellous though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/18/2013

    " Reverend Crawley, poor minister is accused of stealing a check. His pride, which he wraps around himself like armor, makes everything more difficult than it should be, almost destroying his whole family, but everything works out in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 8/26/2013

    " Last and one of the best in the Barsetshire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 8/12/2013

    " I was very sad to come to the end of the last book in the Barchester Chronicles. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. I have now finished all of the Trollope novel easily available at my library, and will have to resort to ILL for any others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 8/11/2013

    " My favorite of the Barchester series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/27/2013

    " I'm reading all of the Barsetshire chronicles. If Trollope were alive today, he would be a screenwriter. The plots are stilted, but the descriptions are vivid; I see the room and the people in it. I like the Palliser novels better, but still enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 11/7/2012

    " I really enjoyed this one too (my third Barchester). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 4/12/2012

    " Its wonderful to have so many of the characters returning. It brings the cycle of novels to an end...but both the main storylines required a little more. Not with a whimper, but the series deserves a better sign off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 11/12/2010

    " It's epic. 927 pages of small type. I love Trollope's Barsetshire novels although I am skipping to the end here. I found a Nonsuch edition and couldn't leave it at Dog Eared Books for the price ($6 = less than a penny a page!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 7/17/2010

    " Epically long, and not the best of the series (but the best is amazing...), but an enjoyable read, a fitting way to wrap things up, and the perfect last paragraphs for such a great series to finish with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K. | 6/13/2010

    " I will NOT be reviewing the Kindle edition--but they didn't give an option in actual paper.

    When I finish the series, I hope to write a complete review detailing the series and why they are important to today's reader. "

About the Author

Author Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) grew up in London. He inherited his mother’s ambition to write and was famously disciplined in the development of his craft. His first novel was published in 1847 while he was working in Ireland as a surveyor for the General Post Office. He wrote a series of books set in the English countryside as well as those set in the political life, works that show great psychological penetration. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to re-create in his fiction his own vision of the social structures of Victorian England. The author of forty-seven novels, he was one of the most prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.