Barnaby Rudge (Paperback)

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As fierce mobs riot in the streets of London, the decent and sincere Geoffrey Haredale forges a strange alliance with the dishonest John Chester. Their aim is to prevent the marriage of Haredale's niece Emma to Chester's honorable son Edward, selfishly using the violence around them to their advantage. Meanwhile, unintentionally drawn into the mayhem is the half-witted Barnaby Rudge, whose past is interwoven with a mysterious unsolved murder. In this tale of blackmail, betrayal, and bloodshed, Barnaby must fight to clear his name and escape his hopeless fate.

About the Author


Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language's greatest writers. Peter Ackroyd’s biography Dickens was published in 1990 to enormous critical acclaim. His other titles include London: A Biography, Poe: A Life Cut Short, Shakespeare: The Biography, and Thames: The Biography. Paul Slater is an artist and illustrator whose awards include The Association of Illustrators Artist of the Year Award and the WH Smith Editorial Art Award.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0099533499
ISBN-13: 9780099533498
Published: Random House UK, 08/01/2010
Pages: 768
Language: English


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