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An edition of A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

A Tale of Two Cities

1996 Modern Library ed. (3)
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An edition of A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

A Tale of Two Cities

1996 Modern Library ed. (3)
  • 3.83 ·
  • 65 Ratings
  • 422 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading
  • 94 Have read
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Publisher
The Modern Library
Language
English
Pages
482

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A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens's great historical novel, set against the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. The most famous and perhaps the most popular of his works, it compresses an event of immense complexity to the scale of a family history, with a cast of characters that includes a bloodthirsty ogress and an antihero as believably flawed as any in modern fiction. Though the least typical of the author's novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes--imprisonment, injustice, and social anarchy, resurrection and the renunciation that fosters renewal.

"Dickens's French Revolution is probably more like the French Revolution than Carlyle's," said G. K. Chesterton. "In dignity and eloquence A Tale of Two Cities almost stands alone among the books by Dickens."
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Published in

New York, USA

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1992

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR4571 .A1 1996, PR4571.A1 1996

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xiii, 482 p. ;
Number of pages
482

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL969702M
Internet Archive
taleoftwocities000dick
ISBN 10
0679602089
ISBN 13
9780679602088
LCCN
96006287
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0679602089
Library Thing
17728
Goodreads
406979

Work Description

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.



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Excerpts

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.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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