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A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities Synopsis

This brilliantly coloured tale of the French Revolution is an historical romance set in Paris and London. Famous for the character of Sidney Carton who sacrifices himself upon the guillotine' it is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done '- the novel is also a powerful study of crowd psychology and the dark emotions aroused by the Revolution, illuminated by Dickens' lively comedy

Book Information

ISBN: 9781857151435
Publication date: 18th March 1993
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Everyman's Library an imprint of Everyman
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had been taken to the debtors' prison. Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year ...

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