Cover of: A Tale of Two Cities | Nancy Holder, Linda Jennings

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  • Editor
    Linda Jennings

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

Dickens' stirring tale of love, hope and nobility during the French Revolution.

The epic story of two cities and two men. Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton are alike in appearance, very different in character, but in love with the same woman. Darnay, who has abandoned the cruelty of the French nobility for London, has to return to Paris during the violent Revolution to rescue his faithful servant from the guillotine. But what part does Carton play in the dramatic events that follow?

This edition has been specially abridged for Puffin Classics
(back cover)

First Sentence

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.

Edition Notes

UK/AUST.CAN/USA

Series
Puffin Classics
Copyright Date
1995

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
371p.
Number of pages
371

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7354180M
Internet Archive
taleoftwocitiesp00char_0
ISBN 10
0140373365
ISBN 13
9780140373363
Amazon.com
0140373365
Google
i_4DMfvJbxQC
Library Thing
17728
Goodreads
43581294
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