Barnaby Rudge (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is considered one of the English language's greatest writers. His works include The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Praise For…


"One of Dickens's most neglected, but most rewarding, novels."
--Peter Ackroyd

"I would always prefer to go get another Dickens off the shelf than pick up a new book by someone I've not read yet." --Donna Tartt

"Nothing seems more quintessentially British than Charles Dickens."
--The Times

"Charles Dickens is one of the giants of English literature."
--Sunday Express

Product Details
ISBN: 9780099540847
ISBN-10: 0099540843
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Publication Date: April 1st, 2011
Pages: 730
Language: English
Series: Vintage Dickens