A tale of two cities
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Published
London, England ; New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
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Book
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Port Angeles - Fiction (Adult)  1 available
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Physical Desc
lii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0141439602, 9780141439600, 9780141196909, 0141196904
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 9.7, 27 Points

Notes

General Note
Includes updated editorial material, revised Dickens Chronology and new appendix.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages xli-xlvii).
Description
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.