Barnaby Rudge, Charles Dickens
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Barnaby Rudge

Author: Charles Dickens

Narrator: Simon Vance

Unabridged: 23 hr 58 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 05/01/2008

Genre: Fiction - Classics

Synopsis

Dickens's first historical novel is set in 1780s England at the time of the Gordon Riots. In a case of mistaken identification, Barnaby Rudge, a pale halfwit with long red hair who dresses all in green and carries a large raven on his back, is arrested as the leader of a mob of antiCatholic rioters. He is condemned to death on the gallows, but an upright locksmith named Gabriel Varden comes to his aid. Dickens provides another memorable cast of characters, including the dullwitted, tyrannical John Willet, Dennis the Hangman, and Hugh the savage ostler.

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