Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 6 Barchester Towers
Retold by Clare West
STAGE 6 - Classics
FINALIST: The Language Learner Literature Award 2007
Mrs Proudie, the warlike wife of the new Bishop of Barchester, brings the Reverend Slope into the Bishop's Palace to help dominate her husband and rule the local clergy. But Slope is a snake in the grass, determined to find a rich wife, to win advancement for himself, even to fight Mrs Proudie if necessary.
Their battle becomes a furious dance, involving rich, pretty Widow Bold, angry Archdeacon Grantly, man-eating Signora Neroni, gentle Mr Harding, confused Parson Quiverful and his fourteen noisy children.
This classic comic story is Trollope's most famous novel.
- ISBN: 978-0-19-479254-7
- Pages: 128
- Binding: Paperback
- Dimensions: 198x129 mm
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