A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

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This, Dickens' second historical novel is set between 1757 and 1793, and looks at the causes and effects of the French Revolution from an essentially private point of view. He attempts to show that individuals, given moral choices, can choose mercy over justice, sacrifice over selfishness and that such choices may prove the more perfect human way. Private experience and public history are seen in parallel in this examination of human suffering and human sacrifice. Andrew Sanders has edited W.C. Thackeray's "Barry Lyndon", Mrs. Gaskell's "Sylvia's Lovers" and is honorary editor of "The Dickensian". The chronology of Charles Dickens was compiled by Kathleen Tillotson.show more

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  • Paperback | 554 pages
  • 116 x 182 x 32mm | 281.23g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 019281771X
  • 9780192817716

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Introduction. Note on the text. A chronology of Charles Dickens. "A tale of two cities". Appendices: A - the serialization of "A tale of two cities" in 1859. B - a chronology for "A tale of two cities" - history and fiction. Explanatory notes. Select bibliography.show more

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