Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities And The French Revolution

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

EditorColin Jones

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A Tale of Two Cities has always been one of Dickens’s most popular texts. Using a variety of disciplinary approaches, this new collection of essays examines the origins of Dickens vision of the French Revolution, the literary power of the text itself, and its enduring place in British culture through stage and screen adaptations.

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A Tale of Two Cities has always been one of Dickens’s most popular texts. Using a variety of disciplinary approaches, this new collection of essays examines the origins of Dickens vision of the French Revolution, the literary power of the text itself, and its enduring place in British culture through stage and screen adaptations.

COLIN JONES, FBA, is Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He has published widely on French history, particularly on the French Revolution and the history of medicine. Recent books include The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon (2002) and Paris: Biography of a City (2004).   JOSEPHINE MCDONAGH is Pr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537782

ISBN - 13:9780230537781

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: A Tale of Two Cities in Context--C.Jones, J.McDonagh& J.Mee
The New Philosophy: The Substance and the Shadow in A Tale of Two Cities--M.Philp
The Redemptive Powers of Violence? Carlyle, Marx and Dickens--G.Stedman Jones
A Genealogy of Dr Manette--K.Baker
From the Old Bailey to Revolutionary France: The Trials of Charles Darnay--S.Ledger
Face Value in A Tale of Two Cities--K.Elliot
Counting on: A Tale of Two Cities--J.Bowen
Mimi and the Matine Idol: Martin-Harvey, Sydney Carton, and the Staging of A Tale of Two Cities, 1860-1939--J.Marsh
Sanguine Mirages, Cinematic Dreams: Things Seen and Things Imagined in the 1917 Fox Feature Film A Tale of Two Cities--J.Buchanan with A.Newhouse
Two Cities, Two Films--C.Barr
Afterword--M.Wood
Bibliography
Index