Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty: Easyread Large Edition, Volume 25, Part 1

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Peter Fenelon Collier, 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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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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