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  • Title: Barnaby Rudge
  • Author: Charles Dickens John Bowen Hablot Knight Browne
  • ISBN: 9780140437287
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback

  • Barnaby Rudge By Charles Dickens John Bowen Hablot Knight Browne 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 streetsSet 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.
    Charles Dickens John Bowen Hablot Knight Browne
    Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from

    Barnaby Rudge By Charles Dickens John Bowen Hablot Knight Browne

    Commentaires:

    MJ Nicholls
    Is this the least read Dickens novel According to , yes Only 121 reviews on this one, with Martin Chuzzlewit a close second at 141 The reason Lack of cinematic exposure hasn t helped Disney can t turn an historical narrative about the Gordon Riots of 1780 into a feel good schmaltz fest, especially when the protagonist has the sinister talking raven that inspired Poe s poem about a raven I forget what it was called as a best mate A silent adaptation was made in 1915 Crikey Our prison is burning d [...]

    Ahmad Sharabiani
    Barnaby Rudge, Charles Dickens 1997 1374 1115 9646564844 9646564852 .

    Manray9
    I designated 2015 as a Year of Dickens with a challenge to read six works by the master of the 19th century English novel I chose Barnaby Rudge as the fifth book of the year for two reasons one, as many reviewers have pointed out, it is considered the least read of Dickens novels and two, it is one of only two historical novels in his body of work along with A Tale of Two Cities.The plot revolves around an unsolved murder involving the people of the small hamlet of Chigwell and the local manor h [...]

    Boz4pm
    This was Dickens first historical novel so it came before Tale of Two Cities and is a cracking good read Dickens, of course, is a consumate story teller, but this piece is very finely crafted, with many layers and plots tightly woven together It starts slow, but when you look back you realise that is by fore of necessity the groundwork is needed for the plot to come, he needs to introduce the characters, set them in their place, and lay the foundations for their interactions with each other as w [...]

    Lada Fleur
    I read this novel seven years ago in my Dickens stint and I am in the process of rereading it It is a story about mystery of a murder, like ghostly murder quite surnatural connected also with the rebellion Twenty years elapsed since the rebellion The ghosts have been turning up again And there is a question of young hero treated indignantly as a child So one revolt against father Quite interesting All enveloped in darkness of fog, The British fog Enticing read Thereis obviously a question of smo [...]

    Laura
    This is Dickens fifth novel and it was his first attempt to write an historical novel and was inspired by the Walter Scott s novels.In the first chapters, Dickens describes the Maypole and introduces the main characters Gabriel Varden with his wife and his daughter, Simon Tappertit, John and Joe Willet, Solomon Daisy, the Haredales, the Rudges and a mysterious stranger Maypole Inn in the village of Chigwell A hint of mystery is also inserted in these initial chapters through the Haredale murder [...]

    Laurel Hicks
    When a witless young man and his witty pet raven get swept into the furor of the Gordon no Popery riots in the London of 1780, you can be sure you re reading Dickens This is his first historical novel, and I can see how it leads the way to the other one, _A Tale of Two Cities_ Grip, the raven, caught the attention of Edgar Alan Poe and probably inspired his poem The Raven I suspect that _Barnaby Rudge_ also inspired Poe s The Bells.

    Bettie☯
    Have fair roared with laughter at some of the character descriptions notably Miggs and her mistress George Gordon is perfect Punch cartoon and star of it all is the Raven.Don t be put off by them telling you that a story is lesser when the lesser of Charles Dickens is far superior than anything written by them.

    Thom Swennes
    A most unlikely hero is introduced by Charles Dickens in his 1840 published historical novel Barnaby Rudge Few authors have ever attempted to record the likes of Barnaby two, however come to mind John Steinbeck s Lenny in Of Mice and Men and Winston Groom s Forrest in Forrest Gump Barnaby Rudge is a novel of epic proportions 920 pages It loosely relates the actions occurring in the Gordon Riots of 1780 Barnaby is a trusting, simple minded young man with a big heart that is talked into situations [...]

    Barry Pierce
    Well this is a very different one Dickens has decided to do a historical novel, meaning that some of the events of this novel actually happened in real life The only problem is that the events that are covered in Barnaby Rudge really aren t that well known any The novel takes place during the anti Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780 I mean everyone s heard of them right Right crickets chirp There s basically a series of riots because the Protestants aren t happy as always The plot is very dry and hist [...]

    Charles Matthews
    It s easy to see why Barnaby Rudge is one of Dickens s less popular novels It s overlong and overplotted, and it s awkwardly structured, falling too neatly into two halves The first half centers on the frustrated love of Joe Willet for Dolly Varden, and the equally but differently frustrated love of Edward Chester and Emma Haredale, and on the murder of Emma s father The second half focuses on the anti Catholic Gordon riots of 1780 The two halves are knit together by the effects of the riots on [...]

    Rob Atkinson
    Hard to understand why this is the least read of Dickens s novels s certainly one of his most thrilling Mysterious murders, devious plots and several love stories intermingle here with a graphic and chilling account of the 1780 anti Catholic Gordon riots in London and thereabouts This is the author s only period piece other than his much better known A Tale of Two Cities , and it is every bit as thrilling to read with the added advantage that this history is far less well known and therefore hol [...]

    Matt Smith
    The most disappointing books are the books where I can tell the author loves what he s writing such that It generates a wonderfully, terrible passion, but that don t really strike a chord with me personally And truth be told I wish I were on Dickens s level here, but outside of fleeting moments of sequences I just wasn t.Part of this is Dickens writing a historical novel and mashing it together with his typical Dickensian fare Separately these two worked quite well That the endings of these part [...]

    Ben Dutton
    Barnaby Rudge, the second serial from Master Humphrey s Clock the first being The Old Curiosity Shop , was Dickens s first idea for a novel, but was published as his fifth He conceived of it alongside The Pickwick Papers, and though he sold Pickwick first, his mind was obsessed with the Gordon riots of 1780 He secured a publisher for his tale, but Pickwick s popularity delayed Barnaby Further renegotiations of his contract for this novel kept stalling, and he instead wrote the three other novels [...]

    John
    This is one of the two works of historical fiction by Dickens, the other being A Tale of Two Cities, about the French revolution Barnaby Rudge is about the anti Catholic Gordon riots in London in 1780.I don t think Dickens was at his best in this genre.The riots don t start until well after page 300, and it is at that point that the book becomes absorbing although it ends slowly It also contains violence and cruelty than, I think, anything else by Dickens What Barnaby Rudge illustrates than an [...]

    Tony
    BARNABY RUDGE, A Tale of the Riots of Eighty 1841 Charles DickensThis is, without a doubt, one of the worst novels by Dickens that I have ever read It was his first historical novel, and maybe he was just getting his feet wet, but the poor reader suffers all the same Although it was meant to be in that genre, Dickens made sure that he got in a couple of star crossed lovers to appeal to the ladies in his audience It takes a long time for him to get started with his story The first 150 200 pages o [...]

    Doogyjim
    One of the last Dickens I d still to read, it s easily better than The Old Curiosity Shop and for my taste Hard Times It s got that wonderful mid period Dickens feel when you can sense him plotting carefully despite the apparent freewheeling nature of the narrative and he s not quite into the realms of characters being grotesque just for metaphorical ends.Barnaby too is an unlikely hero and despite the Victorian penchant for sentimentalising, he s often frequently unlikeable The scenes where th [...]

    Mary
    Papists Riots Fires Prison breaking Murders various Abduction Arrest Decades old mysteries Drunks Idiots A locksmith s daughter An eccentric hangman Ghosts Ruins A band of disaffected, violent, and pseudo medievalist apprentices Escape through the wine vaults Gallantry A one armed man Lost Fled Found Storms Taverns Swordfights Funereal bells Dark secrets Disguises True love Schemes Destinies.And an immortal talking raven.

    Doreen Petersen
    I liked this book but not as much as other Charles Dickens books I ve read It was just a little too long winded for me.

    Jean
    For my review of this book please link here

    Tristram
    Fathers and SonsMr Turgenev can count himself very lucky that Dickens, especially the younger Dickens, had a tendency to name his novels after characters that played major parts in them or were supposed to be doing so Fielding and Smollett, and others, who exercised a certain influence on Dickens were not very creative when it came to finding titles for the novels because otherwise the Russian writer would have had to recycle this title for one of his most celebrated novels However, Dickens blan [...]

    K.
    Review of Barnaby Rudge Read again 2nd time Jan 2012It s been 10 years since I read this last Either I have become a discerning reader in that time, or the book got better Which is likely Nevertheless, as usual, I m nearly wordless with wonder but of course only nearly, else this review would stop here If you know me or my other Dickens reviews , you may already have an idea of my unabashed affection for Mr Charles Dickens I have never found him to disappoint, fail to entertain, fail to move m [...]

    Becky
    I greatly enjoyed this novel It was different from Dickens other novels in that it did not employ much humor, instead of describing in detail characters although of course their was excellent character development it detailed events This is one of Dickens lesser known novels and a historical novel which depicted anti catholic riots in England There were a lot of moving scenes Some of these described the sad life of mad Barnaby Rudge and his mother and how Barnaby s insanity was used against him [...]

    Courtney H.
    After a series of lackluster reviews for other books, I m glad to be back on solid ground with Dickens and its all uphill in my reviews from here climbing out of a review hole, as usual I really liked Barnaby Rudge A lot I should preface this by saying that Dickens is my favorite author even when he s mediocre, he is fabulous And that s what this book is It is very far removed from his best and yet there are moments of brilliance, and there are moments of Dickens, and it was still, at worst, a g [...]

    Tim
    Generally considered, used in the context of critical evaluation to label an author s work, can be a hindrance, a burden Barnaby Rudge has worn that tag in the Charles Dickens canon for a long time as in, generally considered the least liked and, hence, the most neglected of the author s work For me, that designation is unfortunate and, well, not accurate Though it hardly can be lumped in with Dickens very best work, the novel certainly is not my least favorite that would be The Old Curiosity Sh [...]

    Gavin Felgate
    This book is different from other Charles Dickens books, as it is not set in the author s Victorian era Britain Like A Tale of Two Cities, it was written as a historic novel, weaving in real life events Whereas the latter revolved around the French revolution, this book is set in 1780 and involves the Gordon riots against the Catholic Church, something I d never heard of previously.The book opens with the arrival of three strangers at an inn, including a highwayman, before the cast of characters [...]

    Sylvester
    Just loved this one Dickens drops us right into the frenzied riot and drags us through it Barnaby is a brilliant character I love how Dickens pushes him in all his innocence right into the thick of the violence and sets his loyalty on one so unrepentantly destructive A lot going on in this book that I won t touch on, but the way the two characters Barnaby and Hugh, polar opposites, the one angry and manipulative, the other vulnerable and yet so full of light are paired together is beautiful I wo [...]

    Matthew Conroy
    Excellent I really enjoyed this I especially love Barnaby I wish his character was even prominent Very much plot, or even action , oriented, and less character oriented, than some other novels by Dickens Certainly fewer minor characters.It helped that I read this faster than perhaps any of his other novels I ve only three left.

    Iasa
    What the hell Chuck Could do better.

    K.
    Probably 4th reading of this Wish I had time to review As always, I love Dickens That about sums it up.

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