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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

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 lawy... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141199702
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Published 11 May 2012 by Penguin
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9780141199702
ISBN-10 0141199709
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 11 May 2012
International Publication Date 26 April 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series The Penguin English Library
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 330g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress City and town life - England - London - History - 18th century - Fiction, City and town life - France - Paris - History - 18th century - Fiction, France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799 - Fiction, Historical fiction - gsafd
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 644038

Description of this Book

'Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; - the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine'! 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens (1812-70) had his first, astounding success with his first novel The Pickwick Papers and never looked back. In an extraordinarily full life he wrote, campaigned and spoke on a huge range of issues, and was involved in many of the key aspects of Victorian life, by turns cajoling, moving and irritating. He completed fourteen full-length novels and volume after volume of journalism. His thirteenth novel, A Tale of Two Cities is one of his most famous works.The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood are also published in the Penguin English Library.

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