A Tale Of Two Cities: (200th Anniversary Edition)

byCharles DickensIntroduction byFrederick BuschAfterword byA.n. Wilson

February 6, 2007|
A Tale Of Two Cities: (200th Anniversary Edition) by Charles Dickens
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The French Revolution comes to vivid life in Charles Dickens''s famous novel about the best of times and the worst of times...

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, Dickens casts his novel of unforgettable scenes with some memorable characters: the sinister Madame Defarge, knitting her patterns of death; the gentle Lucie Manette, unswerving in her devotion to her broken father; Charles Darnay, the lover with a secret past; and dissolute Sydney Carton, whose unlikely heroism gives his life meaning.

With an Introduction by Frederick Busch
and an Afterword by A. N. Wilson
As a child, Charles Dickens (1812-70) came to know not only hunger and privation, but also the horror of the infamous debtors'' prison and the evils of child labor. A surprise legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and "slave" factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years'' formal schooling. He taught hi...
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Title:A Tale Of Two Cities: (200th Anniversary Edition)
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:416 pages, 6.81 X 4.19 X 1.07 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 6.81 X 4.19 X 1.07 in
Published:February 6, 2007
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780451530578

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