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A Tale of Two Cities (Qualitas Classics)
by Charles Dickens

Published: 2010-04-15
Paperback : 420 pages
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A Tale of Two Cities was written by Charles Dickens and first published in 1859. As per its title, the novel is set in the two cities of London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It details the plight of the French peasantry under the demoralization of the French aristocracy in the ...
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A Tale of Two Cities was written by Charles Dickens and first published in 1859. As per its title, the novel is set in the two cities of London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It details the plight of the French peasantry under the demoralization of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and a number of unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. The novel tracks the lives of several lead characters during this period, including Charles Darnay, a former French aristocrat who falls victim to the wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a British barrister who attempts to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette. A Tale of Two Cities is truly a classic, being one of the most famous works of fiction ever printed. This publication of A Tale of Two Cities is part of the Qualitas Classics Fireside Series, where pure, ageless classics are presented in clean, easy to read reprints. For a complete list of titles, see: http://www.qualitaspublishing.com

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  "A Tale of Two Cities"by tgarland (see profile) 01/08/11

One of my all time favorite books, and my favorite by Dickens.

 
  "A Tale of Two Cities"by skarohlid (see profile) 11/18/10

This was not an easy read initially for some of our members but turned out to be well worth the effort. The tale of redemption set during the French Revolution draws the reader in and the ending ties everything... (read more)

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