Introducing Trollope: The Warden | Newberry

Introducing Trollope: The Warden

Led by Steven J. Venturino
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Three sessions, Tuesdays, April 13 - April 27

2 - 4 pm (Central Time)

Full. Email to be added to the wait list.

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Seminar Description

Anthony Trollope’s 1855 novel The Warden revolves around an English cleric whose comfortable living is called into question not only by progressive voices in society but by his own conscience. While inaugurating the expansive Barsetshire series, The Warden on its own is a relatively short, intense examination of emotion, moral choice, and the social consequences of individual action. This seminar introduces Trollope’s main concerns as well as his surprisingly timely psychological prose.

Three sessions. Registration – $170

Steven J. Venturino, PhD, the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, has led seminars at the Newberry and taught at Loyola University Chicago.

Materials List


  • The Warden by Anthony Trollope. Modern Library, 2003. ISBN: 9780812967043

First Reading:

  • For the first session, please read Chapters 1-3 of The Warden, but do not read the Introduction.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar has reached capacity. Please email to be added to the wait list.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.