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A Tale of Two Cities - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
  • A Tale of Two Cities - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

A Tale of Two Cities - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/05/1992
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With an Introduction and Notes by Peter Merchant, Principal Lecturer in English, Canterbury Christ Church University College. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Dickens' greatest historical novel, traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French Revolution and the Terror. Dickens based his historical detail on Carlyle's great work - The French Revolution - and also on his own observations and investigations during numerous visits to Paris. 'The best story I have written' was Dickens' own verdict on A Tale of Two Cities, and the reader is unlikely to disagree with this judgement of a story which combines historical fact with the author's unsurpassed genius for poignant tales of human suffering, self-sacrifice, and redemption.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781853260391

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