In Anthony Trollope’s early novel - the first in his six-part Chronicles of Barchester series - Barchester is a fictional cathedral town in mid-19th-century England. While most of Barchester’s inhabitants are happy at the novel’s start, the town is caught between its feudal past and its more socially and politically fragile future.
Under the sway of Margaret Hilton’s high British dialect, the listener is introduced to the traditionalists Septimus Harding and his son-in-law, Archdeacon Grantly, and to John Bold, a reformer who works on behalf of the poor. In the ensuing stand-off, a host of philosophically loaded characters are brought under the satiric and conservative vision of one of England’s foremost chroniclers of change.
Don't miss the sequel, Barchester Towers (Unabridged).
(P)1988 by Recorded Books, Inc.
This recording is almost impossible to understand. The sound quality is muffled and indistinct. The highest quality download is "2." I gave up trying to listen after 30 minutes.
The audio is entirely unsatisfactory, the recording is from 1988, poorly transferred and the title should be dropped. The sample is not reflective of the quality of this title, I couldn't listen for ten minutes.
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