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A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 04/09/2008
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Lucie Manette has been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Paris's most feared prison, the Bastille. Finally reunited, the Manettes' fortunes become inextricably intertwined with those of two men, the heroic aristocrat Darnay and the dissolute lawyer Carton. Their story, which encompasses violence, revenge, love and redemption, is grippingly played out against the backdrop of the terrifying brutality of the French Revolution.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099511854
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"It is really one of his best. There are passages so spattered with violence and blood that you look out for the red blotches on the page in front of you...brilliantly plotted" -- A.N. Wilson * Daily Telegraph *
"Dickens's story of love, espionage and Anglo-French relations" * Scotsman *
"When I was very much younger I used to think that A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was the most wonderful book in all the world. I was particularly moved by Sydney Carton dying in the place of Charles Evremonde and thought this was a wonderful act but, in fact, of course in later years if you read it, it becomes an incredibly selfish act" -- Anne Widdecombe * Independent *
"Dickens writes about Parisian and London society with such grittiness and truth, you become immersed" -- Anne Charleston (Madge from Neighbours!!)
"Dickens's magnificent account of the revolution and one of his best (and shortest) novels" * Observer *

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“Excellent literature”

You live the revolution, excellent Dickens

Paperback edition
21st April 2011
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“Dickens at his best”

This story is very uncharacteristic of Dickens. The time and mood are different from what you would expect. However the story is sweeping and as ever Dickens make you feel a part of each of the characters. There are... More

Paperback edition
19th July 2015
Helpful? Upvote 54

“A Far Far Better Thing”

This is Dickens great novel of the French Revolution and one of his best stories. The historical setting is an unusual one for him but he approaches it with confidence and skill and comes up with the definitive tale... More

Paperback edition
6th January 2010
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