Barnaby Rudge (MP3)

by Charles Dickens, Richard Pasco

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Penguin Classics presents Charles Dickens' first historical novel, Barnaby Rudge, adapted for downloadable audiobook and read by Richard Pasco.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.Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

Product details

Published
02/02/2012

Publisher
Penguin Classics

ISBN
9780141391748


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