Barnaby Rudge (Paperback)

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By Charles Dickens, Hablot K. Browne (Phiz) (Illustrator), George Cattermole (Illustrator)
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Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz) and George Cattermole, with a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

This vivid historical and political novel by Dickens is centred on the infamous 'No Popery' riots, instigated by Lord George Gordon, which terrorised London in 1780. Dickens' targets are prejudice, intolerance, religious bigotry and nationalistic fervour, together with the villains who exploit these for selfish ends.

His intense account of the riots is interwoven with the mysterious tale of a long-unsolved murder and with a romance involving forbidden love, treachery and heroism. Barnaby Rudge abounds in memorably strange, comic and grotesque characters. Furthermore, recent historical events have renewed its political topicality.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781853267390
ISBN-10: 1853267392
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Publication Date: October 5th, 1998
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Wordsworth Classics