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A Tale of Two Cities

Written by Charles Dickens

Part of the Puffin Classics Series

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All the action, bravery and romance of those living through the bloody drama of the French Revolution with the unflinching emblem of the guillotine always in the background are unfolded in Charles Dickens’s classic A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Darnay gets caught up in the great events of revolutionary Paris. Facing certain death, he has only one way out. Can Sydney Carton, who looks exactly like him, save him from the terrifying blade? Additional notes on the characters, an author profile and an Introduction by Roddy Doyle add an extra element in this classic edition.

 

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A Tale of Two Cities Synopsis

Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton are alike in appearance, different in character and in love with the same woman. In the midst of the French Revolution, Darnay, who has fled to London to escape the cruelty of the French nobility, must return to Paris to rescue his servant from death. But he endangers his own life and is captured.

Carton may be able to help, but will his resemblance be enough to save Darnay's life? This title provides an enticing introduction by bestselling author, Roddy Doyle.

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ISBN: 9780141325545
Publication date: 05/03/2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141325545
Publication date: 5th March 2009
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to enjoy an enduring popularity among the general reading public. Throughout 2012 there are numerous Dickens Events mark the bicentenary of his birth - www.dickens2012.org . He was born Charles John Huffam Dickens on 7th February 1812, ...

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