The WardeneBook - 2010
The first of Anthony Trollope's works to receive widespread popular and critical acclaim, The Warden follows the career of Septimus Harding, the warden of an almshouse -- an early form of subsidized housing for the poor -- who is forced to adapt to looming social changes when a zealous young reformer comes on the scene. Confusion, crossed wires, and much hilarity ensue. A must-read for fans of witty social satire.
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[Mr. Harding] still looked mutely in his face, making the slightest possible passes with an imaginary fiddle bow, and stopping, as he did so, sundry imaginary strings with the finger of his other hand. 'Twas his constant consolation in conversational troubles.
He has all those qualities which are likely to touch a girl's heart. He is brave, eager, and amusing; well-made and good-looking; young and enterprising; his character is in all respects good; he has sufficient income to support a wife; he is her father's friend; and above all, he is in love with her. Then why should not Eleanor Harding be attached to John Bold?
[O]ld customs need not necessarily be evil, and that changes may possibly be dangerous [...].
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