Cover of: A Tale of Two Cities | Nancy Holder

Contributors

  • Introduction
    Gillen D'Arcy Wood

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

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” With these famous words, Charles Dickens plunges the reader into one of history’s most explosive eras—the French Revolution. From the storming of the Bastille to the relentless drop of the guillotine, Dickens vividly captures the terror and upheaval of that tumultuous period. At the center is the novel’s hero, Sydney Carton, a lazy, alcoholic attorney who, inspired by a woman, makes the supreme sacrifice on the bloodstained streets of Paris. One of Dickens’s most exciting novels, A Tale of Two Cities is a stirring classic of love, revenge, and resurrection.

Gillen D’Arcy Wood received his Ph.D in English from Columbia University in 2000 and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of The Shock of the Real: Romanticism and Visual Culture, 1760–1860.
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Edition Notes

US/CAN

Series
Barnes & Noble Classics Series
Copyright Date
2004

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxxi, 309p.
Number of pages
448
Dimensions
7.7 x 4.9 x 1.2 inches
Weight
12 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8870200M
Internet Archive
taleoftwocitiesb00char_0
ISBN 10
1593081383
ISBN 13
9781593081386
OCLC/WorldCat
56936180, 809669668
Alibris ID
9781593081386
Google
CiQHZJN9VCIC
Amazon.com
1593081383
Library Thing
17728
Goodreads
1957
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