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Barnaby Rudge :  A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty - Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge

A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty


Published: March 1998
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Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz) and George Cattermole Dickens' first historical novel is set against the infamous 'No Popery' riots that were instigated by Lord George Gordon in 1780, and terrorised London for days. prejudice, intolerance, misplaced religious and nationalistic fervour, together with the villains who would exploit these for political ends, are Dicken's targets. His vivid account of the riots at the heart of the novel is interwoven with the mysterious tale of a long unsolved murder, and a romance that combines forbidden love, passion, treachery and heroism. A typically rich cast of characters, from the snivelling Mrs Miggs and the posturing Simon Tappertit to the half-witted Barnaby Rudge of the title, ensures high entertainment.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xxv
Note on the Illustrationsp. xxvi
Select Bibliographyp. xxx
A Chronology of Charles Dickensp. xxxv
Map: London at the time of the Gordon Riots, 1780p. xlviii
Preface 1841p. 3
Preface 1849p. 5
Barnaby Rudgep. 9
The Gordon Riotsp. 662
Historical Sources and Contemporary Contextsp. 667
Dickens and Scottp. 673
Explanatory Notesp. 677
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ISBN: 9781853267390
ISBN-10: 1853267392
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: March 1998
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 12.8  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.44