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A Tale of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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Set between 1757 and 1793, "A Tale of Two Cities" views the causes and effects of the Revolution, showing how private experience relates to public history. Dickens' characters are drawn towards the Paris of the Terror, and all become caught up in its web of human suffering and human sacrifice.

A Tale of Two Cities Summary

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

As the the bicentennary of the French Revolution draws near, Dickens' historical novel serves as a timely reminder of nineteenth-century reactions to that great upheaval. Set between 1757 and 1793, A Tale of Two Cities views the causes and effects of the Revolution from an essentially private point of view, showing how private experience relates to public history. Dickens' characters are fictional, and their political activity is minimal, yet all are drawn towards the Paris of the Terror, and all become caught up in its web of human suffering and human sacrifice. This edition includes extensive explanatory notes giving crucial background information about the Revolution and Dickens' sources. 'the best story I have written' Charles Dickens

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GOR002683578
9780192833907
0192833901
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-01-03
554
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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