Barchester Towers is often cited as the best of the Chronicles of Barsetshire. It's actually the second book of the series. I understand that it is worthwhile to read the first, The Warden, which is short, prior to reading BT. If you want to start a Trollope series, I suggest we read these two as one selection. Can You Forgive Her?, first of the Palliser novels, is not as well regarded and longer than both TW and BT put together.
: On the subject of re-reading, I think I'm more or less
: in the middle of the way between re-reading much or
: not re-reading at all. I have re-read, for example,
: the following books:
: 1. Don Quixote. And I plan to read it two or three
: times again.
: 2. The Great Gatsby.
: 3. The first four parts of A la Recherche du Temps
: Perdu, first in Spanish and then in French.
: 4. Persuasion (so I wouldn't want to read it again
: 5. The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. As a
: kid I read them many times and still plan to read them
: again soon (Wouldn't it be a great idea if we...?)}
: 6. Hamlet, first in Spanish (twice) and then in
: 7. And others that escape me right now.
: Books for future (soon) re-reading:
: Ulysses, The Brothers Karamazov, Moby Dick.
: As for our future reading, I've never read Trollope
: and would like to begin at the beginning of any of his
: series, so that could be one. And what about, for
: later, something from Congo or Thailand or New
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