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A Tale of Two Cities

2003 . Fiction, Classics, Literary . Charles Dickens

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About the book

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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. This Penguin Classics edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 and includes the original illustrations by H. K. Browne (‘Phiz’). Richard Maxwell’s introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Year:

2003

Language:

English

Publisher:

Penguin

Pages:

488

ISBN:

0141439602 (ISBN13: 9780141439600)

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Vaibhav Kayat

1 week ago

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The book is a real example of Love and Sacrifice. A must to read book for those who are interested in Romantic novels but not for those who just start reading. You need to be consistent while reading otherwise you get confused. The book is divided into 3 parts, If I need to rate them the First part gets 9, Second gets 7 and Last one gets straight 10.

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1 year ago

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“The novel’s sense of urgency and intimacy will draw you in and propel you through one of the most tumultuous times in history.” - Oprah

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