A tale of two cities

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Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2011]., [Prince Frederick, Md.] :
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Description
Novel by Charles Dickens, published both serially and in book form in 1859. The story is set in the late 18th century against the background of the French Revolution. Although Dickens borrowed from Thomas Carlyle's history, The French Revolution, for his sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris, the novel offers more drama than accuracy. The scenes of large-scale mob violence are especially vivid, if superficial in historical understanding. The complex plot involves Sydney Carton's sacrifice of his own life on behalf of his friends Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess--the latter memorably caricatured in Madame Defarge, who knits beside the guillotine. The book is perhaps best known for its opening lines, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," and for Carton's last speech, in which he says of his replacing Darnay in a prison cell, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known." -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
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Format:
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781449880842
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.8, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
790

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Downloadable audio file.
General Note
Title from title screen (viewed April 27, 2011).
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Participants/Performers
Narrated by Frank Muller.
Description
Dickens relates the adventures of a young Englishman who gives his life during the French Revolution to save the husband of the woman he loves.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
System Details
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Muller, F. (2011). A tale of two cities. Unabridged. Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Frank Muller. 2011. A Tale of Two Cities. Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Frank Muller, A Tale of Two Cities. Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, and Frank Muller. A Tale of Two Cities. Unabridged. Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books, 2011.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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