Cover of: A Tale of Two Cities | Nancy Holder

About the Book

The storming of the Bastille...the death carts with their doomed human cargo...the swift drop of the guillotine blade - this is the French Revolution that Charles Dickens vividly captures in his famous work, A Tale of Two Cities. With dramatic eloquence, he brings to life a time of terror and treason, a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. With insight and compassion, he casts his novel of unforgettable scenes with unforgettable characters: the sinister Madame Defarge, knitting her patterns of death; the gentle Lucie Manette, unswerving in her devotion to her broken father ; the heroic Sydney Carton, who gives his life for the love of a girl who would never be his.

About the Edition

A Tale of Two Cities (1859), dickens' greatest historical novel, traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French Revolution - and also on his own observations and investigations during numerous visits to Paris.

"The best story I have written" was Dickens's own verdict on A Tale of Two Cities, and the reader is unlikely to disagree with this judgement on a story which combines historical fact with the author's unsurpassed genius for poignant tales of human suffering, self sacrifice, and redemption.

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Edition Notes

Series
Wordsworth Classics
Copyright Date
1993

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.8

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
307p.
Number of pages
307

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24221262M
Internet Archive
taleoftwocitiesc00dick
ISBN 10
1853260398
ISBN 13
9781853260391
OCLC/WorldCat
60963980
Amazon.com
1853260398
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