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A tale of two cities, with an introduction by Edward Wagenknecht

Label
A tale of two cities
Title
A tale of two cities
Statement of responsibility
with an introduction by Edward Wagenknecht
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ..." With these famous words, Charles Dickens plunges the reader into the French Revolution. From the storming of the Bastille to the relentless drop of the guillotine, Dickens vividly captures the terror and upheaval of that tumultuous period. At the center is the novel's hero, Sydney Carton, a lazy, alcoholic attorney who, inspired by a woman, makes the supreme sacrifice. One of Dickens's most exciting novels. A Tale of Two Cities is a stirring classic of love, revenge, and redemption
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern Library college editions
Series volume
T9
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  • French fiction
  • Executions and executioners
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Lookalikes
  • French
  • France
Label
A tale of two cities, with an introduction by Edward Wagenknecht
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages xvii-xviii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. This edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy
Control code
1241712
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xviii, 396 pages
Lccn
50012241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)831104
Label
A tale of two cities, with an introduction by Edward Wagenknecht
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages xvii-xviii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. This edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy
Control code
1241712
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xviii, 396 pages
Lccn
50012241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)831104

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