A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 08/05/2008
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A Tale of Two Cities
Simply wonderful
'The Tale of Two Cities' shows Dickens at his very best. Wonderful characters, a dramatic setting and writing that is so beautiful in its description that ... READ MORE
Naomi at Kingston Bentall Centre


As the the bicentennary of the French Revolution draws near, Dickens' historical novel serves as a timely reminder of nineteenth-century reactions to that great upheaval. Set between 1757 and 1793, A Tale of Two Cities views the causes and effects of the Revolution from an essentially private point of view, showing how private experience relates to public history. Dickens' characters are fictional, and their political activity is minimal, yet all are drawn towards the Paris of the Terror, and all become caught up in its web of human suffering and human sacrifice.

This edition includes extensive explanatory notes giving crucial background information about the Revolution and Dickens' sources.

`the best story I have written' Charles Dickens

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199536238
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 308g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 21 mm

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A Tale of Two Cities
Excellent literature
You live the revolution, excellent Dickens