Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
a tale of the Riots of 'eighty

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. This Penguin Classics edition of Barnaby Rudge also includes a map of London at the time of the riots in the novel.

Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and Protestants clash with Catholics on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to escape the curse of his own past. With its dramatic descriptions of public violence and private horror, its strange secrets and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a powerful, disturbing blend of historical realism and Gothic melodrama.


About Charles Dickens

See more books from this Author
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of England's greatest writers. Best known for his classic serialized novels, such as "Oliver Twist", "A Tale of Two Cities", and "Great Expectations", Dickens wrote about the London he lived in, the conditions of the poor, and the growing tensions between the classes. He achieved critical and popular international success in his lifetime and was honored with burial in Westminster Abbey.
Published February 27, 2003 by Penguin. 622 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Comics & Graphic Novels, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences, Romance, Travel, Action & Adventure, Crime. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for Barnaby Rudge

An aggregated and normalized score based on 54 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review