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Barnaby Rudge - John Bowen, Gordon W. Spence, Charles Dickens
Barnaby Rudge
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Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices... show more
Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and Protestants clash with Catholics on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to escape the curse of his own past. With its dramatic descriptions of public violence and private horror, its strange secrets and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a powerful, disturbing blend of historical realism and Gothic melodrama.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140437287 (0140437282)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 744
Edition language: English
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
4.0 Barnaby Rudge
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...
TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it
2.0 Barnaby Rudge (Penguin Classics)
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 ...
I'm Reading...
I'm Reading... rated it
0.0 Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0
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...
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