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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,429 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Barsetshire Release Date:
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Anthony Trollope’s Barsetshire novels are well loved for their wit, satire, and keen perceptions of human nature. This final installment brings back some of his best loved characters: Major Henry Grantly, first met as a boy in The Warden, the sparkling Lily Dale and her thwarted lover, Johnny Eames, and the domineering Mrs. Proudie.

Barsetshire’s latest scandal involves Mr. Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, accused of theft when he uses a large check to pay off his debts. Unable to remember how he came by the money, he feels ashamed and even begins to question his own sanity. The scandal fiercely divides the citizens of Barsetshire and threatens to tear apart Mr. Crawley’s family. Trollope offers a devastating portrait of a man oppressed by poverty, social humiliation, and self-doubt.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I regard this as the best novel I have written…there is a true savour of English life all through the book…I claim to have portrayed the mind of the unfortunate man with great accuracy and great delicacy.”

    Anthony Trollope

  • “[A] brilliant depicter of the nineteenth-century social strata in England.”

    New York Times

  • The Last Chronicle of Barset is a satirical view of a materialistic society…with elaborate complications.”

    The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia | 2/12/2014

    " I am sorry to be leaving Barsetshire with this, the final book of the series, but I am SO glad to have many more Anthony Trollope stories to dig into. While this novel is long and drawn out, that seems a fitting way to get into the heads of the characters. The main plot covers the accusation of theft against a stern, scholarly, and impoverished preacher, who, while exceptionally moral in nearly every other aspect of his life, is profoundly proud and gloomy. The several side-plot romances are interesting, while some are disappointing, and have their share of foolish decisions. I love how this story brings in several of the characters from previous novels in this series. I listened to this novel as a free download from Librivox.org. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patti Svoboda | 1/19/2014

    " I didn't like the ending for the two, young, main characters. In fact, part of the story simply feels too unreal, but it is a novel after all. Trollope satisfyingly ties all of his lose ends from the other novels in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 1/15/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maureen | 1/12/2014

    " This is #6 in the Barsetshire series. You really need to read them in order to get the whole story. They are wonderful books and very well written. "

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