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    DescriptionCharles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" portrays a world on fire, split between Paris and London during the brutal and bloody events of the French Revolution. This "Penguin Classics" edition of is edited with an introduction and notes by Richard Maxwell. '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 edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including "Oliver Twist", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities", "David Copperfield" and "The Pickwick Papers", have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. If you enjoyed "A Tale of Two Cities", you might like Dickens' "The Old Curiosity Shop", also available in "Penguin Classics".


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    Title
    A Tale of Two Cities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Dickens, Introduction by Richard Maxwell, Illustrated by "Phiz"
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141439600
    ISBN 10: 0141439602
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC21: 823.8
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 823/.8
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC classification: PR4571.A2 M39 2003
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition
    12000
    Edition statement
    Updated and REV ed.
    Illustrations note
    chronology, notes
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist whose popularity was established by the phenomenally successful Pickwick Papers (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. Richard Maxwell teaches in the Comparative Literature & English departments at Yale.