Thursday, March 15, 2012

"The Warden" by Anthony Trollope

I loved Chapter 17, "A Long Day in London", a touching and powerful description of the old warden wandering around London all day, waiting for his late-night appointment with the Attorney General, Mr. Abraham Haphazard. It's a strangely strong chapter - -strangely, because nothing big or special happens, just a lonely and worried man biding his time as the hours pass, but strong because Trollope somehow captures the depth and forcefulness of the warden's feelings, the kind that all of us have at certain times.

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