Barchester Towers BIG READ ~ Introduction

In the Pick Up A Trollope campaign Barchester Towers was championed by British actress Susan Hampshire, who played La Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni in the well-remembered 1982 television dramatisation of The Barchester Chronicles. Over 1,300 votes were received from 29 countries. Barchester Towers received 26% of the votes.

John Bowen, Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York and editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Barchester Towers introduces the novel and the first ten chapters.