Dickens's first historical novel is a thrilling tale of murder, treachery, and forbidden love with rioting mob scenes to makeany reader'shair stand on endBarnaby 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 isa powerful historical tale of forbidden love, abduction, and the dangerous power of the mob.
About the Author
Charles Dickens (18121870) 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.""
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