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“The Warden” is the first novel in the Barsetshire series.   The story revolves around the Reverend Septimus Harding who is the warden of Hiram's Hospital, a charity home for twelve elderly pensioners. Harding's younger daughter is in love with John Bold, a young doctor who begins a campaign against the hospital because he thinks it is a sinecure.
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Harding, a very sensitive man, begins to feel doubt about his position and then guilt. Eventually he resigns his position, and although his daughter persuades Bold to drop his opposition, the hospital is neglected. The old pensioners seem to be the only losers.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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