Book Title: A Tale of Two Cities

Details: Author: Dickens, Charles

Reading Age: 13 +

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN-13: 9780140623581

Number of pages: 368

Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.2 x 18.1 cm

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After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

It is really one of his best. There are passages so spattered with violence and blood that you look out for the red blotches on the page in front of you...brilliantly plotted (A.N. Wilson Daily Telegraph )

Dickens's story of love, espionage and Anglo-French relations (Scotsman )

When I was very much younger I used to think that A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was the most wonderful book in all the world. I was particularly moved by Sydney Carton dying in the place of Charles Evremonde and thought this was a wonderful act but, in fact, of course in later years if you read it, it becomes an incredibly selfish act (Anne Widdecombe Independent )

Dickens writes about Parisian and London society with such grittiness and truth, you become immersed (Anne Charleston (Madge From Neighbours!!) )

Dickens's magnificent account of the revolution and one of his best (and shortest) novels (Observer ) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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With an exclusive introduction by Peter Ackroyd, these out of print editions are brought back to life with a fresh and timeless new look. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition."