Tuesday, 11 March 2014

BARNABY RUDGE by Charles Dickens Kindle Classic



classic Charles Dickens BARNABY RUDGE (illustrated and complete with all the original illustrations)

The Definitive Edition of BARNABY RUDGE by Charles Dickens
-Including the original illustrations by Phiz and George Cattermole (over 70 pictures)
-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience
-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly

“Barnaby Rudge is one of Dickens's most neglected, but most rewarding, novels. In its sympathetic portrayal of the mad boy Barnaby, and in its evocation of a turbulent London, it transcends the usual boundaries of the historical novel and becomes a complete statement of human weakness and communal power.” Peter Ackroyd, The Guardian

“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.” Esther

“It's got that wonderful mid-period Dickens feel when you can sense him plotting more 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 the prison is stormed have a cinematic sweep and are quite unforgettable, building to a nailbiting climax. Dickens fans who have overlooked it should jump to it!” Jim

“What a fantastic read! From the start I was gripped. Who was this mysterious murderous man who threatened people left, right & centre? Why was there this feud between two families? Is that a ghost or a real person in the churchyard? Who are the parents of this character? Will that smug so-and-so ever get their comeuppance? Characters that initially look evil turn out to be good and vice versa. I also love reading historical novels based on real events - in this case, the 1780 Gordon Riots in London.” AJW

BARNABY RUDGE features the classic book by Charles Dickens in a specially designed edition for kindle. This historical novel will intrigue and delight you. Read it as it’s meant to be read: complete, and unabridged with all the original illustrations. 

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