Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots Of 'Eighty

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Mar 14, 2009 - Fiction - 408 pages
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Barnaby Rudge, a historical novel, is set in London and deals with the anti-popery events of the 1780s. Wild scenes of massacre involving people from all levels of the society are depicted in Dickens's typically heart-rending manner. It is a story of discrimination and fanaticism.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
28
Chapter 3
43
Chapter 4
56
Chapter 5
74
Chapter 6
83
Chapter 7
101
Chapter 8
111
Chapter 15
209
Chapter 16
226
Chapter 17
236
Chapter 18
255
Chapter 19
264
Chapter 20
282
Chapter 21
293
Chapter 22
308

Chapter 9
129
Chapter 10
139
Chapter 11
158
Chapter 12
167
Chapter 13
181
Chapter 14
200
Chapter 23
319
Chapter 24
338
Chapter 25
348
Chapter 26
365
Chapter 27
374
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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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