A tale of two cities
—Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Book
2003
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After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of 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 roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they 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.

Item Details
Series:
Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Subjects:
Executions and executioners -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Fiction.
French -- England -- London -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Lookalikes -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1789-1799 -- Fiction.
Genre:
Historical fiction.
War stories.
Other Authors:
Maxwell, Richard, 1948-2010.
ISBN:
9780141439600
0141439602
Publisher, Date:
New York : Penguin Books, c2003.
Description:
lii, 488 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Includes updated editorial material, revised Dickens Chronology and new appendix.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 448-[489]).
Contents:
Introduction
Dickens chronology
Timeline
Further reading
Note on the text
Tale of two cities.
LCCN:
2003270053
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