A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities - Penguin Classics

Paperback (30 Jan 2003) | English

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Synopsis

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'

Vividly interweaving epic historical drama with personal tragedy, Dickens's gripping novel depicts the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, as they become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette, the daughter of a political prisoner. 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.

Edited with an Introduction and notes by Richard Maxwell

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141439600
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.8
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 372g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 24mm