This classic book is Charles Dickens’ 1840 historical novel, “Barnaby Rudge”. Set to the backdrop the Gordon Riots of 1780, it is the story of Joe Willet, who, after fighting with his father, leaves home to become a soldier. This masterfully-written novel will appeal to fans of Dickens’ work, and is highly recommended for lovers of historical fiction. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English author widely considered to be the most important novelist of the Victorian era. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.