Barnaby Rudge

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Jazzybee Verlag, 1946 - 464 pàgines
Barnaby Rudge was Dickens's fifth novel, and was published in 1841. The plot is extremely intricate. Barnaby is a poor half-witted lad, living in London toward the close of the eighteenth century, with his mother and his raven Grip. His father had been the steward of a country gentleman named Haredale, who was found murdered in his bed, while both his steward and his gardener had disappeared. The body of the steward, recognizable only by the clothes, is presently found in a pond. Barnaby is born the day after the double murder. Affectionate and usually docile, credulous and full of fantastic imaginings, a simpleton but faithful, he grows up to be liked and trusted. His mother having fled to London to escape a mysterious blackmailer, he becomes involved in the famous "No Popery" riots of Lord George Gordon in 1780, and is within an ace of perishing on the scaffold. The blackmailer, Mr. Haredale the brother and Emma the daughter of the murdered man, Emma's lover Edward Chester, and his father, are the chief figures of the nominal plot; but the real interest is not with them but with the side characters and the episodes. Some of the most whimsical and amusing of Dickens's character-studies appear in the pages of the novel; while the whole episode of the gathering and march of the mob, and the storming of Newgate, is surpassed in dramatic intensity by no passage in modern fiction, unless it is by Dickens's own treatment of the French Revolution in the 'Tale of Two Cities.'
 

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Continguts

Preface
1
Chapter 1
3
Chapter 4
24
Chapter 6
34
Chapter 7
40
Chapter 8
44
Chapter 9
51
Chapter 10
55
Chapter 44
243
Chapter 45
246
Chapter 46
253
Chapter 47
257
Chapter 48
262
Chapter 51
278
Chapter 52
285
Chapter 53
290

Chapter 11
62
Chapter 12
66
Chapter 13
71
Chapter 14
78
Chapter 17
92
Chapter 18
99
Chapter 19
103
Chapter 21
114
Chapter 22
120
Chapter 23
125
Chapter 27
147
Chapter 31
169
Chapter32
180
Chapter 34
187
Chapter 35
191
Chapter 36
199
Chapter 37
203
Chapter 38
210
Chapter 39
214
Chapter 40
220
Chapter 41
225
Chapter 42
233
Chapter 43
236
Chapter 54
296
Chapter 55
301
Chapter 56
307
Chapter 57
312
Chapter 58
318
Chapter 59
323
Chapter 60
330
Chapter 61
333
Chapter 62
338
Chapter 63
344
Chapter 64
350
Chapter 67
366
Chapter 68
373
Chapter 69
377
Chapter 70
384
Chapter 71
389
Chapter 72
396
Chapter 73
400
Chapter 74
407
Chapter 77
423
Chapter 78
431
Chapter 81
446
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