The sixth and final novel in Trollope’s Barsetshire Chronicles reunites us with a cast of characters we have come to know over the previous novels in the series and introduces us to a few new ones. The novel moves between the worlds of Barsetshire and London. At its centre is an impoverished clergyman and in this novel Trollope presents us with a moving and realistic portrait of the degrading effects of poverty.
This course will take place over six weeks. It is not essential to have read the previous five books as a recap of key people and incidents will be offered in the first week.
The reading schedule is as follows:
Week 1: Chapters 1 – 14
Week 2: Chapters 15 – 28
Week 3: Chapters 29 – 42
Week 4: Chapters 43 – 56
Week 5: Chapters 57 – 70
Week 6: Chapters 71 – 84