A Tale of Two Cities

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Rich in drama and romance, this deftly plotted 1859 historical novel bristles with suspense and culminates in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.

ISBN: 9780141199702 Author: Dickens, Charles Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 26th April 2012 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.8 (edition:23) Pages: 460 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

The Penguin English Library Edition of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

‘Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; – the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!’

Described by Dickens as ‘the best story I have written’, A Tale of Two Cities interweaves thrilling historical drama with heartbreaking personal tragedy. It vividly depicts a revolutionary Paris running red with blood, and a London where the poor starve. In the midst of the chaos two men – an exiled French aristocrat and a dissolute English lawyer – are both redeemed and condemned by their love for the same woman, as the shadow of La Guillotine draws closer…

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