Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots Of 'Eighty

Front Cover, Mar 14, 2009 - Fiction
10 Reviews
Set in the backdrop of London of 1780 And The anti-popery riots "Barnaby Rudge" is a historical novel by Dickens. The inter-relationships are intricately presented through the vivid characterization and writing. Wild scenes of massacre involving numerous characters from all levels of the society are depicted in a heart-rending manner. A story of discrimination and fanaticism. Must Read!

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User Review  - stephengoldenberg - LibraryThing

Not the very best of Dickens but still very good. It has all of his strengths and weaknesses, especially an over sentimentalised ending. It starts to have some longueurs towards the middle but then the Gordon Riots kick in and the narrative becomes all action. Read full review

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User Review  - Cecrow - LibraryThing

Dickens introduces this novel with several chapters of pure fiction set in 1775, laying out two romance plots and a murder mystery. Then the story jumps ahead five years to the Gordon Riots of 1780 ... Read full review

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Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter5 Chapter6 Chapter 7
Chapter 11
Chapter12 Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter46 Chapter 47 Chapter 48
Chapter50 Chapter51 Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 56
Chapter57 Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60

Chapter16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18
Chapter20 Chapter21 Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 26
Chapter27 Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter31 Chapter 32
Chapter 34
Chapter35 Chapter36 Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 41
Chapter42 Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter61 Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter65 Chapter66 Chapter 67
Chapter 68
Chapter 69
Chapter 71
Chapter72 Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter76 Chapter 77 Chapter 78
Chapter80 Chapter81 Chapter the Last
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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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