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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...
Set in early 20th century London, Chevalier follows two girls as the changes in the century emerge.
319 p. ; 22 cm.
Criterion collection volume 1070
1 videodisc (142 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (folded : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
When Hortense begins the search for her birth mother as an adult, the revelation that a lonely white factory worker gave up a black baby for adoption sends shock waves through the family.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An artist should remain poor." His determined intervention...
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