The Last Chronicle of Barset (1857) is a novel by Anthony Trollope. It is the second in the series of novels known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which include The Warden (1855), Barchester Towers (1857), Doctor Thorne (1858), Framley Parsonage (1861), The Small House at Allington (1864), and The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867). The chronicles describe events in the fictional cathedral town of Barchester.
For his last excursion to his fictional county, Trollope chose to centre the story on a character first encountered in Framley Parsonage six years earlier, the penniless Reverend Josiah Crawley who is accused of stealing a cheque, yet turns out to be entirely innocent.
For his last Barsetshire novel, Trollope recalls many of the best-loved characters from his previous stories, including his most famous character, Mrs Proudie, whose death symbolised the end of the Barsetshire Chronicles
After finishing this book, Trollope resigned from his work at the Post Office in order to devote himself to writing.