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A tale of two cities

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Lucie Manette had been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Paris’s most feared prison, the Bastille. Finally reunited, the Manettes’s fortunes become inextricably intertwined with those of two men, the heroic aristocrat Darnay, and the dissolute lawyer, Carton. Their story, which encompasses violence, revenge, love and redemption, is grippingly played out against the backdrop of the terrifying brutality of the French Revolution.A Tale of Two Cities begins on a muddy English road in an atmosphere charged with mystery and drama, and it ends in the Paris of the French Revolution with one of the most famous acts of self-sacrifice in literature. In between lies one of Charles Dickens’s most exciting books– a historical novel that, generation after generation, has given readers access to the profound human dramas that lie behind cataclysmic social and political events.Famous for the character of Sydney Carton, who sacrifices himself upon the guillotine–“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done”–the novel is also a powerful study of crowd psychology and the dark emotions aroused by the Revolution, and is illuminated by Dickens’s lively comedy.This edition reprints the original Everyman introduction by G. K. Chesterton and includes sixteen illustrations by Phiz.(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

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series Everyman's library, Great illustrated classics, Illustrated junior library, Vintage Classics
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subject_facet AudioEbooks Hoopla, Downloadable audio, Downloadable streaming, England -- London, Executions and executioners -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Fiction, France, France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799, France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Fiction, France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Juvenile fiction, France -- Paris, French -- England -- London -- Fiction, French fiction, French fiction -- England, French fiction -- England -- London, Friendship -- Fiction, History, London (England) -- History -- 18th century, London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction, Lookalikes, Lookalikes -- Fiction, Loyalty -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- History -- 1789-1799, Paris (France) -- History -- 1789-1799 -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction, Revolution (France : 1789-1799), Streaming audio
table_of_contents Mysterious message -- Recalled to life -- Shoemaker -- Trial of Charles Darnay -- Moment of terror -- Marquis St. Evremonde -- Sidney's confession -- Grave robbers -- Spies -- Sound medical advice -- Revolution erupts -- Dangerous journey -- Dr Manette's new power -- Spy is unmasked -- Doomed! -- Fateful meeting -- Fleeing the revolution -- Outwitting the guillotine.
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title A tale of two cities
title_display A tale of two cities
title_full A Tale of Two Cities, A tale of two cities, A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens, A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens ; adapted by Marian Leighton ; illustrations by Brendan Lynch, A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by Frederick Busch and a new afterword by A.N. Wilson, A tale of two cities / by Charles Dickens ; illustrated by Rafaello Busoni, A tale of two cities [sound recording] / by Charles Dickens
title_short A tale of two cities
title_sort tale of two cities
topic Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Young Adult Fiction
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Young Adult Fiction
upc 9781455108688