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A Tale of Two Cities

Written by Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens

Part of the Puffin Classics Series

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? With an witty introduction by bestselling author, Roddy Doyle.

A Tale of Two Cities Press Reviews

[A Tale of Two Cities] has the best of Dickens and the worst of Dickens: a dark, driven opening, and a celestial but melodramatic ending; a terrifyingly demonic villainess and (even by Dickens' standards) an impossibly angelic heroine. Though its version of the French Revolution is brutally simplified, its engagement with the immense moral themes of rebirth and terror, justice, and sacrifice gets right to the heart of the matter . . . For every reader in the past hundred and forty years and for hundreds to come, it is an unforgettable ride. -from the Introduction by Simon Schama

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141325545
Publication date: 5th March 2009
Author: Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages

About Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of the most recognized celebrities of English literature. His many books include Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.

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