A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

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A Tale of Two Cities, a story of revolution, revenge and sacrifice, is one of Charles Dickens' most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Dr Manette, wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years, is finally released and reunited with his daughter Lucie who, despite her French ancestry, has been brought up in London. Lucie falls in love with Charles Darnay, who has abandoned both wealth and title in France because of his political convictions. When revolution breaks out in Paris, Darnay returns to the city to help an old family servant, but is soon arrested because of the crimes committed by his relations. Lucie, aided by young lawyer, Sydney Carton, follows him across the Channel, thus putting all their lives in danger.With an afterword by Sam Gilpin.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Publisher: London : Macmillan Collector's Library, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2016.
ISBN: 9781509825387
150982538X
Characteristics: 520 pages :,illustrations ;,16 cm.
Additional Contributors: Phiz 1815-1882,- Illustrator

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I read this book over a period of five weeks for school, and it made me really appreciate the story. The way Dickens sets up the plot and characters make you really feel for them. It is a beautiful love story that really depicts the horror that people can do when they've been oppressed.

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mrsmeyer618
Oct 28, 2018

I had no idea how many "famous" and oft used quotes were from this book. I really enjoyed it even though book was a bit of a plod to get through.

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jacekwalkowicz
Oct 15, 2018

bravery +++

This one is the total classic adventure.

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KatherineHere
Apr 15, 2018

The year of 1859 in the first description above...oh, my.....

SPPL_Anna Mar 14, 2018

I read this on an international flight once, and I found it quite beautiful.

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VonHafenstaaad
Feb 08, 2018

Exciting and sad. I have ready this a few times and loved it every time.

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MontMoroc
Oct 31, 2017

The best novel written by Dickens. It is a love story and history lesson, which forces you to ask "what would I do in similar circumstances".

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Mohammad_Khan
Aug 12, 2017

A beautifully written book by Charles Dickens

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c67macdonald
Apr 05, 2017

A fan of Charles Dicken's works.

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sdyreng
Mar 24, 2017

This book made me fall in love with Charles Dickens' books.

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Mr Lorry asks the witness questions:

Ever been kicked?
Might have been.
Frequently? No. Ever kicked down stairs?
Decidedly not; once received a kick at the top of a staircase, and fell down stairs of his own accord.”

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Rainman
Jan 09, 2015

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death;--the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!

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Rainman
Jan 09, 2015

Then tell Wind and Fire where to stop, but don't tell me.

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EKOrr
May 21, 2014

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

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VampireHunterD
Nov 24, 2012

“All through it, I have known myself to be quite undeserving. And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire- a fire, however, inseparable in its nature from myself, quickening nothing, lighting nothing, doing no service, idly burning away.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

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étoile
Mar 27, 2011

"It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." - Sydney Carton

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pie
Jun 25, 2008

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.

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pie
Jun 25, 2008

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.

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pod
Mar 22, 2008

They were the best of times. They were the worst of times.

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