Cover of: A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens

About the Edition

They fled to London, seeking safety, and found each other--Dr. Manette, falsely imprisoned for decades; his daughter, Lucie, whose stunning beauty was matched by her loyalty and grace; and Charles Darnay, who abandoned a royal title he hated to risk being called a traitor in France, a spy in England. Together, their love touched the hearts of even stodgy banker Mr. Lorry and cynical, jaded lawyer Sydney Carton...

But in Paris, the fires of revolution exploded in uncontrollable fury. The noble goals of freedom fighters became the crazed bloodbath called the Reign of Terror. And when three exiles returned home on an errand of mercy, they were trapped in a nightmare of mock trials and made rage. Once in Paris, nothing could save Darnay, Lucie, or Manette...

Except a miracle.
(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 epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, 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-in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1988

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
xiii, 367p.
Number of pages
384
Dimensions
6.7 x 4.2 x 1.1 inches
Weight
6.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9472269M
Internet Archive
taleoftwocitiest00char
ISBN 10
0812505069
ISBN 13
9780812505061
OCLC/WorldCat
20848014, 795573390
Amazon.com
0812505069
Google
h1oxmAEACAAJ
Library Thing
17728
Goodreads
411956
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