A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Book rating: 05 Paperback Wadsworth Collection

By (author) Charles Dickens, Illustrated by (Phiz) Hablot K. Browne, Introduction and notes by Peter Merchant, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine


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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 26mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853260398
  • ISBN 13: 9781853260391
  • Sales rank: 1,983

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This novel traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French Revolution and the Terror. Dickens based his historical detail on Carlyle's The French Revolution, and his own observations and investigations during his numerous visits to Paris.

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By Martin Brennan 04 Jul 2010 5

Well produced and budget priced paperbacks from Wordsworth Classics.
A Tale Of Two Cities, complete and unabridged with and introduction and notes by Peter Merchant and original illustrations by H.K. Browne (Phiz).
Highly recommended.

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A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens's great historical novel, set against the French Revolution. The most famous and perhaps the most popular of his works, it compresses an event of immense complexity to the scale of a family history, with a cast of characters that includes a bloodthirsty ogress and an antihero as believably flawed as any in modern fiction. Though the least typical of the author's novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes - imprisonment, injustice, and social anarchy, resurrection and the renunciation that fosters renewal.