A Tale of Two Cities   -     By: Charles Dickens
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A Tale of Two Cities

Dover Publications / 1999 / Paperback

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It was the time of the French Revolution...a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens' great story of unsurpassed adventure and courage unfolds...

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 8 1/4 X 5 1/4 X 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0486406512
ISBN-13: 9780486406510
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Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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It was the time of the French Revolution — a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens' great story of unsurpassed adventure and courage unfolds.
Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, and safely transported from France to England. It would seem that they could take up the threads of their lives in peace. As fate would have it though, the pair are summoned to the Old Bailey to testify against a young Frenchman — Charles Darnay — falsely accused of treason. Strangely enough, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to another man in the courtroom, the dissolute lawyer's clerk Sydney Carton. It is a coincidence that saves Darnay from certain doom more than once. Brilliantly plotted, the novel is rich in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.

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    If you are studying Dickens, and you do not read this book, then you are not really studying Dickens. This is such a monumental work. If I could, I would rate it a 10!
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    Charles Dickens is unsurpassed as an author and this is among his greatest works.
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