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.