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A Tale of Two Cities

Written by Charles Dickens

Part of the Collins Classics Series

A Tale of Two Cities Synopsis

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...' Set before and during the French Revolution in the cities of Paris and London, A Tale of Two Cities tells the story of Dr Manette's release from imprisonment in the Bastille and his reunion with daughter, Lucie. A French aristocrat Darnay and English lawyer Carton compete in their love for Lucie and the ensuing tale plays out against the menacing backdrop of the French Revolution and the shadow of the guillotine.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007350896
Publication date: 1st April 2010
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 464 pages

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and grew up in poverty. This experience influenced `Oliver Twist', the second of his fourteen major novels, which first appeared in 1837. When he died in 1870, he was buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey as an indication of his huge popularity as a novelist, which endures to this day.

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