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A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
Author: Charles Dickens
With his sublime parting words, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done..." Sidney Carton joins that exhalted group of Dickensian characters who have earned a permanent place in the popular literary imagination. His dramatic story, set against the volcanic fury of the French Revolution and pervaded by the ominous rumble o...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553211764
ISBN-10: 0553211765
Publication Date: 6/1/1989
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 135 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Its a serious tale that Dickens likens to the times in which it was written ... where many convicts were taken to the guillotine in the public square. Lucie Manette becomes acquainted with her father (Dr. Manette) who is insane after spending her whole lifetime in prison. Two look-alike men (Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton) are in love with Lucie and one gives his life for the other because of his love for her. Madade Defarge knits code into her work to hide away the words of spies. From the 1st well-known sentence to the last, this is an intense read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Dickens at his best. I love this book about the epic struggle and rebellion during the French Revolution. It's a great story about sacrifice and love.
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Deals with the French revolution, where the monarchy was overthrown by a massive revolt of the common people. Timely reading in view of the turmoil in Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere. Also an excellent story for mature readers.
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A classic that deserves its status. I love this story.
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Not much to say but...it is a classic must read!


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