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A tale of two cities

Author: Charles Dickens; Richard Maxwell
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, [2003]
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of 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 roads of London, they are drawn against their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Richard Maxwell
ISBN: 0141439602 9780141439600
OCLC Number: 50937084
Notes: Includes updated editorial material, revised Dickens Chronology and new appendix.
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Description: lii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Dickens chronology --
Timeline --
Further reading --
Note on the text --
Tale of two cities.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Richard Maxwell.
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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  Read more...

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"["A Tale of Two Cities"] has the best of Dickens and the worst of Dickens: a dark, driven opening, and a celestial but melodramatic ending; a terrifyingly demonic villainess and (even by Dickens' Read more...

 
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