The plot is based on the "no-popery" or Gordon riots of 1780 seen through the eyes of the simple but good-hearted title character.It is set in the late 18th century and presents with great vigor and understanding (and some ambivalence of ...
The plot is based on the "no-popery" or Gordon riots of 1780 seen through the eyes of the simple but good-hearted title character.
It is set in the late 18th century and presents with great vigor and understanding (and some ambivalence of attitude) the spectacle of large-scale mob violence.
In a case of mistaken identification, Barnaby Rudge, the mentally retarded son of a murderer, is arrested as a leader of a mob of anti-Catholic rioters.
Subsequently jailed and sentenced to death, he is pardoned at the scaffold.
A very talkative black raven; a London locksmith and his family; a man apparently returned from the dead; a hangman who enjoys his job way too much; an anti-Catholic lord; a large and violent mob; and the British Militiawhat do all these things have in common?
All have, in some way, touched or been touched by the loveable, young, simple-minded idiot, Barnaby Rudge.
Barnabys good nature makes him a joy to most who know him Unfortunately, his eagerness to please and his gullibility make him an easy prey for the unscrupulous.
Barnaby Rudge is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great novel surely attracts a whole new generation of readers.
For many, Barnaby Rudge is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Charles Dickens is highly recommended.
Barnaby Rudge was Dickens' first attempt at a historical novel.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), also known as "Boz", was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime.
The popularity of his novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialized novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories was eagerly anticipated by the reading public.
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