A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)Charles Dickens (author), Richard Maxwell (author of notes,author of introduction)
'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'
Vividly interweaving epic historical drama with personal tragedy, Dickens's gripping novel depicts the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, as they become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette, the daughter of a political prisoner. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.
Edited with an Introduction and notes by Richard Maxwell
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
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You live the revolution, excellent Dickens
“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
“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
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