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Barnaby Rudge (Penguin Classics)

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The title character of Barnaby Rudge, a feeble minded individual, is a passive actor who is swept along by events. Based on Gordon Riots of June 1780, the riots reach a climax in the storming and destruction of the Newgate Prison. This work is famous for its descriptions of mob violence which shows Dickens' descriptive abilities. First published in 1841.

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Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, this is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. As London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge struggles to escape the curse of his past.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxv]-xxxix).

Synopsis:

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Gordon W. Spence.

About the Author

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation,but also the horror of the infamous debtors prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and “slave” factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorneys clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140437287
Editor:
Spence, Gordon
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Notes by:
Spence, Gordon W.
Editor:
Spence, Gordon
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Author:
Spence, Gordon W.
Location:
London
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
London
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Apprentices
Subject:
Gordon Riots, 1780
Subject:
Locksmiths
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
107-244
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
7.89x5.04x1.37 in. 1.16 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 768 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140437287 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, this is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. As London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge struggles to escape the curse of his past.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxv]-xxxix).
"Synopsis" by , Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Gordon W. Spence.
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