Barchester TowerseBook - 2016
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Competition among the clergy for church positions and good marriages is the core of this amusing novel.
A comic novel of the sedate adventures of clergymen and their wives in mid-19th century England.
The Bishop of Barchester is dying. Who will succeed him? What will be the repercussions? Dashed ambitions, a courted widow, promises made and broken, and one of the oiliest clergymen ever created are the subjects of this delightful novel.
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Why are beautiful things given to us, and luxuries and pleasant enjoyments, if they be not intended to be used? (Signora Neroni to Mr. Arabin)
Peace on earth and good-will among men, are, like heaven, promises for the future. When that prophecy is accomplished, there will no longer be any need for clergymen. (Mr. Arabin to Eleanor)
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