The Last Chronicle of Barset
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The Last Chronicle of Barset

By Anthony Trollope
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The last work of Trollope's series the Chronicles of Barsetshire, this novel concludes the unfinished stories of many characters from the previous novels, all the while centering on the impoverished Mr. Crawley, educated curate of Hogglestock. His daughter Grace wishes to marry Major Henry Grantly, the son of Archdeacon Grantly, who considers her unworthy of his son, although acknowledging that she is a lady of merit. Her courtship with Henry is further jeopardized when Mr. Crawley is accused of theft by writing a counterfeit check, which he cannot remember committing. The ensuing trial upsets the entire parish of Barset and threatens to tear apart Reverend Crawley's family. While clearly a satirical story of a society's materialism, "The Last Chronicle of Barset" also reveals Trollope's attention to the most minute details of human behavior. In depicting the complex character of the Reverend Crawley, the author creates a man full of self-doubt, whose pride has been humiliated time and again by the demeaning effects of destitution, and whose increasingly disconsolate state of mind threatens to prove a tragedy.

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  • THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET
  • by
  • ANTHONY TROLLOPE
    • First published in monthly installments from December 1, 1866, to July 6, 1867, and in book form in 1867
    • CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • CHAPTER I.
      • HOW DID HE GET IT?
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • THE ARCHDEACON'S THREAT.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • THE CLERGYMAN'S HOUSE AT HOGGLESTOCK.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • WHAT THE WORLD THOUGHT ABOUT IT.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • GRACE CRAWLEY.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • MISS PRETTYMAN'S PRIVATE ROOM.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • MR. CRAWLEY IS TAKEN TO SILVERBRIDGE.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • GRACE CRAWLEY GOES TO ALLINGTON.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • DINNER AT FRAMLEY COURT.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • THE BISHOP SENDS HIS INHIBITION.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • MR. CRAWLEY SEEKS FOR SYMPATHY.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • THE BISHOP'S ANGEL.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • MAJOR GRANTLY CONSULTS A FRIEND.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • UP IN LONDON.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • DOWN AT ALLINGTON.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • MR. CRAWLEY IS SUMMONED TO BARCHESTER.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • THE BISHOP OF BARCHESTER IS CRUSHED.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • WHAT MR. WALKER THOUGHT ABOUT IT.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • MR. ROBARTS ON HIS EMBASSY.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • MAJOR GRANTLY AT HOME.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • MISS LILY DALE'S RESOLUTION.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • MRS. DOBBS BROUGHTON'S DINNER-PARTY.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • MISS MADALINA DEMOLINES.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • THE PICTURE.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • A HERO AT HOME.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • SHOWING HOW MAJOR GRANTLY TOOK A WALK.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • MISS LILY DALE'S LOGIC.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • SHOWING WHAT MAJOR GRANTLY DID AFTER HIS WALK.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • SHOWING HOW MAJOR GRANTLY RETURNED TO GUESTWICK.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • MR. TOOGOOD
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • THE PLUMSTEAD FOXES.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • MRS. PROUDIE SENDS FOR HER LAWYER.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • LILY DALE WRITES TWO WORDS IN HER BOOK.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • GRACE CRAWLEY RETURNS HOME.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • HOOK COURT.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • JAEL.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • A NEW FLIRTATION.
    • CHAPTER XL.
      • MR. TOOGOOD'S IDEAS ABOUT SOCIETY.
    • CHAPTER XLI.
      • GRACE CRAWLEY AT HOME.
    • CHAPTER XLII.
      • MR. TOOGOOD TRAVELS PROFESSIONALLY.
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
      • MR. CROSBIE GOES INTO THE CITY.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
      • "I SUPPOSE I MUST LET YOU HAVE IT."
    • CHAPTER XLV.
      • LILY DALE GOES TO LONDON.
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
      • THE BAYSWATER ROMANCE.
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
      • Dr. TEMPEST AT THE PALACE.
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
      • THE SOFTNESS OF SIR RAFFLE BUFFLE.
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
      • NEAR THE CLOSE.
    • CHAPTER L.
      • LADY LUFTON'S PROPOSITION.
    • CHAPTER LI.
      • MRS. DOBBS BROUGHTON PILES HER FAGOTS.
    • CHAPTER LII.
      • WHY DON'T YOU HAVE AN "IT" FOR YOURSELF?
    • CHAPTER LIII.
      • ROTTEN ROW.
    • CHAPTER LIV.
      • THE CLERICAL COMMISSION.
    • CHAPTER LV.
      • FRAMLEY PARSONAGE.
    • CHAPTER LVI.
      • THE ARCHDEACON GOES TO FRAMLEY.
    • CHAPTER LVII.
      • A DOUBLE PLEDGE.
    • CHAPTER LVIII.
      • THE CROSS-GRAINEDNESS OF MEN.
    • CHAPTER LIX.
      • A LADY PRESENTS HER COMPLIMENTS TO MISS L. D.
    • CHAPTER LX.
      • THE END OF JAEL AND SISERA.
    • CHAPTER LXI.
      • "IT'S DOGGED AS DOES IT."
    • CHAPTER LXII.
      • MR. CRAWLEY'S LETTER TO THE DEAN.
    • CHAPTER LXIII.
      • TWO VISITORS TO HOGGLESTOCK.
    • CHAPTER LXIV.
      • THE TRAGEDY IN HOOK COURT.
    • CHAPTER LXV.
      • MISS VAN SIEVER MAKES HER CHOICE.
    • CHAPTER LXVI.
      • REQUIESCAT IN PACE.
    • CHAPTER LXVII.
      • IN MEMORIAM.
    • CHAPTER LXVIII.
      • THE OBSTINACY OF MR. CRAWLEY.
    • CHAPTER LXIX.
      • MR. CRAWLEY'S LAST APPEARANCE IN HIS OWN PULPIT.
    • CHAPTER LXX.
      • MRS. ARABIN IS CAUGHT.
    • CHAPTER LXXI.
      • MR. TOOGOOD AT SILVERBRIDGE
    • CHAPTER LXXII.
      • MR. TOOGOOD AT "THE DRAGON OF WANTLY."
    • CHAPTER LXXIII.
      • THERE IS COMFORT AT PLUMSTEAD.
    • CHAPTER LXXIV.
      • THE CRAWLEYS ARE INFORMED.
    • CHAPTER LXXV.
      • MADALINA'S HEART IS BLEEDING.
    • CHAPTER LXXVI.
      • I THINK HE IS LIGHT OF HEART.
    • CHAPTER LXXVII.
      • THE SHATTERED TREE.
    • CHAPTER LXXVIII.
      • THE ARABINS RETURN TO BARCHESTER.
    • CHAPTER LXXIX.
      • MR. CRAWLEY SPEAKS OF HIS COAT.
    • CHAPTER LXXX.
      • MISS DEMOLINES DESIRES TO BECOME A FINGER-POST.
    • CHAPTER LXXXI.
      • BARCHESTER CLOISTERS.
    • CHAPTER LXXXII.
      • THE LAST SCENE AT HOGGLESTOCK.
    • CHAPTER LXXXIII.
      • MR. CRAWLEY IS CONQUERED.
    • CHAPTER LXXXIV.
      • CONCLUSION.
    • Footnote
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