Charles Dickens is one of the most popular English writers of all time. His novel Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty was published in his own weekly serial that ran from 1840 to 1841.
The late Mr Waterton having, some time ago, expressed his opinion that ravens are gradually becoming extinct in England, I offered the few following words about my experience of these birds. The raven in this story is a compound of . . .