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A young man's innocent involvement in a mole revolt serves as the basis for Dickens' historical novel about the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780.
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Dickens' magnificent tale of private lives and public events takes place in the seething unrest of 1780's London. With a cast of characters as richly diverse and comically grotesque as ever, he expertly weaves the complex themes of public authority and rebellion with the private conflicts of fathers and sons in a spellbinding fictional recreation of the historical facts of the Gordon riots.
Despite their implacable enmity, the upright and honest Geoffrey Haredale forges a strange alliance with the duplicitous John Chester to thwart the marriage between his niece and Chester's honorable son Edward. But family concerns are eclipsed when brooding tensions erupt into the Gordon riots. As the simple-minded Barnaby is thrust to the forefront of violent dissent, Edward is driven to an act of desperate heroism in order to save his lover and her uncle. And in the aftermath of chaos, the shadowy figure behind the private tragedies of murder, blackmail and terrible neglect finally comes to light.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140430903
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