Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

Summary

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

Dickens's first historical novel is a thrilling tale of murder, treachery and forbidden love with rioting mob scenes to make your 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. Barnaby Rudge is a powerful historical tale of treachery, forbidden love, abduction and the dangerous power of the mob.

Reviews

  • 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

About the author

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of the most recognized celebrities of English literature. His many books include Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.
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