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A Tale of Two Cities - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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A Tale of Two Cities - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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As the the bicentennary of the French Revolution draws near, Dickens' historical novel serves as a timely reminder of nineteenth-century reactions to that great upheaval. Set between 1757 and 1793, A Tale of Two Cities views the causes and effects of the Revolution from an essentially private point of view, showing how private experience relates to public history. Dickens' characters are fictional, and their political activity is minimal, yet all are drawn towards the Paris of the Terror, and all become caught up in its web of human suffering and human sacrifice. This edition includes extensive explanatory notes giving crucial background information about the Revolution and Dickens' sources. `the best story I have written' Charles Dickens ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199536238
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 21 mm


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'I shall treasure the richly detailed explanatory notes. It's an edition which will surely sell to the general reader; yet many truer Dickens specialists than I will be excited by the scope and subtlety of the introduction.' Dr P. Merchant, Christ Church College, Canterbury
'The large clear print, very full notes, and inclusion of Dickens's number plans make it the best paperback available for student use.' Professor Norman Page, University of Nottingham
I read it every other year. It is the best story of the best hero. It does not pale. * You (Mail on Sunday Magazine) *

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“Excellent literature”

You live the revolution, excellent Dickens

Paperback edition
21st April 2011
Helpful? Upvote 74

“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 57

“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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