Barchester Towers

Anthony TROLLOPE (1815 - 1882)

This is the second in Trollope’s ‘Barsetshire’ series of novels. The later novels in the series move away from Barchester itself but 'Barchester Towers' is very much a sequel to the first book ‘The Warden’, which is also available from Librivox.

The old bishop dies, the archdeacon, Dr. Grantly fails to succeed him and a new bishop, Dr. Proudie is appointed. Dr. Grantly gains a worthy foe, not the new bishop but his wife, Mrs. Proudie, strict sabatarian and power behind the Episcopal throne together with the bishop’s chaplain, Mr. Slope.

John Bold is also dead and Eleanor, now a wealthy young widow sets clerical hearts fluttering. The new bishop must deal with the wardenship of Hiram’s Hospital. Will it go to Mr. Harding? All is to play for. Then the old Dean dies and the stakes are raised. (Summary by Andy)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Group: Anthony Trollope - Barsetshire Series

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I.I Who will be the new Bishop? Andy Minter
00:20:25
Play 02 I.II Hiram's Hospital eva
00:20:30
Play 03 I.III Dr. and Mrs. Proudie Andy Minter
00:16:27
Play 04 I.IV The Bishop's Chaplain Catharine Eastman
00:19:55
Play 05 I.V A Morning Visit Kara Shallenberg
00:21:44
Play 06 I.VI War Andy Minter
00:28:28
Play 07 I.VII The Dean and Chapter take Counsel Kara Shallenberg
00:16:22
Play 08 I.VIII The Ex-Warden rejoices at his probable Return to the Hospital Andy Minter
00:16:26
Play 09 I.IX The Stanhope Family Kara Shallenberg
00:33:32
Play 10 I.X Mrs Proudie's Reception--Commenced Kirsten Ferreri
00:22:36
Play 11 I.XI Mrs. Proudie's Reception - Concluded Kara Shallenberg
00:35:30
Play 12 I.VII Slope versus Harding Andy Minter
00:18:06
Play 13 I.XIII The Rubbish Cart Lucy Burgoyne
00:23:58
Play 14 I.XIV The New Champion Andy Minter
00:16:40
Play 15 I.XV The Widow's Suitors eva
00:32:36
Play 16 I.XVI Baby Worship Anita Roy Dobbs
00:30:23
Play 17 I.XVII Who shall be Cock of the Walk? eva
00:22:18
Play 18 I.XVIII The Widow's Persecution Andy Minter
00:18:41
Play 19 I,XIX Barchester by Moonlight Andy Minter
00:24:04
Play 20 II.I Mr Arabin Andy Minter
00:29:39
Play 21 II.II St Ewold's Parsonage Andy Minter
00:25:06
Play 22 II.III The Thornes of Ullathorne Andy Minter
00:32:24
Play 23 II.IV Mr Arabin reads himself in at St Ewold's Anita Roy Dobbs
00:23:50
Play 24 II.V Mr Slope manages matters very well at Puddingdale Kirsten Ferreri
00:24:02
Play 25 II.VI Fourteen Arguments in favour of Mr Quiverful's Claims Andy Minter
00:20:13
Play 26 II.VII Mrs Proudie wrestles and gets a Fall eva
00:32:36
Play 27 II.VIII A Love Scene Gesine
00:40:54
Play 28 II.IX Mrs Bold is entertained by Dr and Mrs Grantly at Plumstead eva
00:43:18
Play 29 II.X A serious Interview eva
00:26:19
Play 30 II.XI Another Love Scene Kirsten Ferreri
00:29:03
Play 31 II.XII The Bishop's Library krithiga
00:13:52
Play 32 II.XIII A New Candidate for Ecclesiastical Honours Andy Minter
00:35:13
Play 33 II.XIV Mrs Proudie Victrix Andy Minter
00:25:56
Play 34 II.XV Oxford--The Master and Tutor of Lazarus Andy Minter
00:20:44
Play 35 III.I Miss Thorne's Fete Champetre Kirsten Ferreri
00:22:15
Play 36 III.II Ullathorne Sports--Act I eva
00:34:36
Play 37 III.III The Signora Neroni, the Countess De Courcy, and Mrs Proudie meet each other at Ullathorne eva
00:33:35
Play 38 III.IV The Bishop sits down to Breakfast and the Dean dies Anita Roy Dobbs
00:33:02
Play 39 III.V The Lookalofts and the Greenacres eva
00:26:24
Play 40 III.VI Ullathorne Sports--Act II eva
00:28:54
Play 41 III.VII Mrs Bold confides her Sorrow to her Friend Miss Stanhope eva
00:24:04
Play 42 III.VIII Ullathorne Sports--Act III Kirsten Ferreri
00:28:58
Play 43 III.IX Mrs and Mrs Quiverful are made happy. Mr Slope is encouraged by the Press eva
00:40:51
Play 44 III.X Mrs Bold at Home Lucy Burgoyne
00:23:31
Play 45 III.XI The Stanhopes at Home Lucy Burgoyne
00:26:28
Play 46 III.XII Mr Slope's parting Interview with the Signora eva
00:25:04
Play 47 III.XIII The Dean Elect eva
00:26:12
Play 48 III.XIV Miss Thorne shows her Talent at Match-making Anita Roy Dobbs
00:26:47
Play 49 III.XV The Belzebub Colt Ana Simão
00:15:09
Play 50 III.XVI The Archdeacon is satisfied with the State of Affairs Andy Minter
00:16:44
Play 51 III.XVII Mr Slope's Farewell to the Palace and its Inhabitants eva
00:21:28
Play 52 III.XVIII The new Dean takes Possession of the Deanery, and the New Warden of the Hospital Andy Minter
00:18:52
Play 53 III.XIX Conclusion Andy Minter
00:10:46