Grade 7-12-Dicken's tale of private lives and public events takes place in the unrest of the 1780's London. This BBC production includes a full cast, music, and sound effects. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In a move some critics have identified as a self-conscious and flattering imitation of Sir Walter Scott's British historical novels, Dickens combines his fully-developed fictional skills with the historical record of the Anti-Catholic riots of 1780 to create Barnaby Rudge. Perhaps because the ficitonalized events are little-remembered outside of England, many readers have mistakenly by-passed this well-written dramatic novel. The novel starts with a fictional back … more