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Barnaby Rudge (Everyman Paperback Classics)

by Charles Dickens, Donald Hawes

ISBN 0460877151 / 9780460877152 / 0-460-87715-1
Publisher Orion Publishing Group, Ltd.
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Published in 1841 as part of MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK,the journal founded by Dickens,BARNABY RUDGE is the earlier of Dickens's two historical novels(the other being A TALE OF TWO CITIES).It is set in the period of the Gordon anti-popery riotof 1780 and contains powerful evocations of mob violence,culminating in the sackof Newgate.The main story is a romantic one about the troubled love affair of Emma Haredale,whose father has been mysteriously murdered,and Edward Chester,sonof Sir John Chester,a villain who helps to instigate the riots. [via]