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Barnaby Rudge (version 2)

Charles Dickens

One of the two Historical novels Charles Dickens wrote, Barnaby Rudge is set around the ‘Gordon’ riots in London in 1780. The story begins in 1775 with Barnaby, his Mother, and his talking Raven Grip, fleeing their home from a blackmailer, and going into hiding. Joe Willet similarly finds he must leave his home to escape his Father’s ire, leaving behind the woman he loves. Five years later these characters, and many others whose lives we have followed, find themselves caught up in the horrific Protestant rioting led by Sir George Gordon. The mob which reaches 100,000 strong, gets out of hand, and there is danger to all in the path of their destruction. Charles Dickens skillfully weaves the lives of his many loving and many wicked characters through the rioting, and shows how this uprising changes so many lives. As a side note, Edgar Allan Poe is said to have been inspired by Barnaby’s raven Grip when he wrote his famous poem,”The Raven”.(Summary by Mil Nicholson)

One of the two Historical novels Charles Dickens wrote, Barnaby Rudge is set around the ‘Gordon’ riots in London in 1780. The story begins in 1775 with Barnaby, his Mother, and his talking Raven Grip, fleeing their home from a blackmailer, and going into hiding. Joe Willet similarly finds he must leave his home to escape his Father’s ire, leaving behind the woman he loves. Five years later these characters, and many others whose lives we have followed, find themselves caught up in the horrific Protestant rioting led by Sir George Gordon. The mob which reaches 100,000 strong, gets out of hand, and there is danger to all in the path of their destruction. Charles Dickens skillfully weaves the lives of his many loving and many wicked characters through the rioting, and shows how this uprising changes so many lives. As a side note, Edgar Allan Poe is said to have been inspired by Barnaby’s raven Grip when he wrote his famous poem,”The Raven”.(Summary by Mil Nicholson)
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One of the two Historical novels Charles Dickens wrote, Barnaby Rudge is set around the ‘Gordon’ riots in London in 1780. The story begins in 1775 with Barnaby, his Mother, and his talking Raven Grip, fleeing their home from a blackmailer, and going into hiding. Joe Willet similarly finds he must leave his home to escape his Father’s ire, leaving behind the woman he loves. Five years later these characters, and many others whose lives we have followed, find themselves caught up in the horrific Protestant rioting led by Sir George Gordon. The mob which reaches 100,000 strong, gets out of hand, and there is danger to all in the path of their destruction. Charles Dickens skillfully weaves the lives of his many loving and many wicked characters through the rioting, and shows how this uprising changes so many lives. As a side note, Edgar Allan Poe is said to have been inspired by Barnaby’s raven Grip when he wrote his famous poem,”The Raven”.(Summary by Mil Nicholson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

29h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

33:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

28:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

29:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

29:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

28:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

26:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

19:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

25:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

16:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

26:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

16:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

22:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

19:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

21:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

20:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

21:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

16:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

28:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

11:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

17:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

23:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

22:21


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

20:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

25:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

15:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

26:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

13:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

25:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

16:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

27:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

14:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

26:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

16:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

31:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

14:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

29:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

15:15


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

22:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

19:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

23:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

18:54