Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Sentence: Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I’ve read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

In person Dr. Proudie is a good-looking man; spruce and dapper, and very tidy. He is somewhat below middle height, being about five feet four; but he makes up for the inches which he wants by the dignity with which he carries those which he has.

Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope


  1. Great! I really like Trollope, though I've read only a couple of books by him, and he was prolific ... much to look forward to.

  2. Barchester Towers is a masterpiece of fantasy. Trollope here rivals Austen, some forty years his senior, as a creator of misunderstood and pitiably human characters whose stars we ardently pray will cross. Unlike Austen, however, Trollope gives us the basest and vilest of antagonists, whose downfall we demand. And you, O reader, shall not be disappointed.