Dickens’s first historical novel is a thrilling tale of murder, treachery, and forbidden love with rioting mob scenes to make any reader's hair stand on end Barnaby Rudge is a young innocent simpleton who is devoted to his talkative raven, Grip. When he gets caught up in the mayhem of the Gordon... show more
Dickens’s first historical novel is a thrilling tale of murder, treachery, and forbidden love with rioting mob scenes to make any reader's hair stand on end Barnaby Rudge is a young innocent simpleton who is devoted to his talkative raven, Grip. When he gets caught up in the mayhem of the Gordon riots and a mysterious unsolved murder, his life is put in jeopardy. This is a powerful historical tale of forbidden love, abduction, and the dangerous power of the mob.
Publish date: April 1st 2011
Publisher: Random House UK
Pages no: 730
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, English Literature
The Gordon Riots: the beginning of Anarchy in the UK! Dickens' "other" historical novel and actually much better than the other one. I have to admit I mainly read this because of my interest in the Gordon Riots. The usual cast of characters and tangled histories set against the backdrop of the 1...
I bought the complete works of Dickens for my Kindle and I'm working my way through the ones that interest me (and I haven't already read).Barnaby Rudge is, it seems, regarded as one of Dickens' least popular novels, and it's not hard to see why. The plot for the first third of the book wanders and ...
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Have fair roared with laughter at some of the character descriptions (notably Miggs and her mistress). George Gordon is perfect Punch cartoon and star of it all is the Raven.Don't be put off by 'them' telling you that a story is 'lesser' when the 'lesser' of Charles Dickens is far superior than anyt...