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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

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A Tale of Two Cities

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Spark Publishing’s Literature Guides are celebrating their 5th Anniversary!  To celebrate this, we’re giving out TOP 50 a revamp by adding some exciting new features.

 

There will be sixteen pages devoted to writing a literary essay including:

  • Glossary of literary terms,
  • Step by step tutoring on how to write a literary essay
  • Feature on how not to plagiarized.
 

Each book will also include an A+ Essay; an actual literary essay written about the Spark-ed book, to show students how an essay should be written.

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Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster. Geared to what today's students need to know, SparkNotes provides chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; and a review quiz and essay topics. Lively and accessible, these guides are perfect for late-night studying and writing papers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411469662
  • Publisher: Spark
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 241,451
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Ties with harry potter for best book ever

    Im 15 and was reading this book for english. I went on to sparknotes because i didnt understand the book and found this thing called No Fear literature that has the classic version and translates the book to modern, understandable terms beside it. If you read a version with modern terms that is understandable, you wont be able to put it down. It made me cry two times.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2004

    okay

    the sparknote was okay, helped me comprehend chapter by chapter, but the book is just too 'old' if you knwo what i mean, without the sparknote, i would have never gotten through

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2004

    Hard but...

    If you get past the difficultly of the book you can really enjoy the true meaning and beauty of this book. Besides, a challenge is always good for a person. One more thing, if you can read and understand this book, you can read just about anything.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2003

    boo

    oh man is this overrated. First off you can't even understand it, i didnt beleive the things sparknotes told me I thought i was reading the wrong book. Second its too long and you lose intrest way before the climax.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2003

    Trying to Comprehend Dickens

    I had to read this book for my Honors English class and was told that it was a classic and everyone should have read these books by the time that they graduate from high school. We were instructed to read the book in two weeks time, and I read the first few lines and was confused from then on. I tried to enjoy it and get into it, but it was difficult. I ended up not reading the rest of the novel, but reffering to spark notes. Spark notes assisted me on gaining a better understanding of Dicken's and his writings. Who understands what he writes anyways? I know that I don't. Good luck!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2002

    This book is good?

    I liked this book but it was sooo hard to understand! Sparknotes helped me alot, though.. if it wasnt for them i wouldnt have a clue what this story is about! Thanks alot! And if you write another story, Charles Dickens can you please make it more easier to understand?? thnks a lot!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Bounty

    She ran in with the lemat revolver. She new who Holmes was and would not let him get it back. With that she bolted out to naplo res 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    really helped me understand the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Amazing

    I'm a High School student and this book was an amazing choice for the book project. THANK YOU CHARLES DICKENS.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    DO NOT BUY

    INCORRECT ITEM. I RECEIVED A RAGGED 1940 COPY OF THE NOVEL ITSELF, NOT THE USED SPARKNOTES GUIDE OF THE NOVEL TAHT I BOUGHT.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    very helpful

    The sparknotes have helped my daughter get a better understanding of what she is reading. We would recommend this as a supplement to reading the actual book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2005

    very cool book!!

    TTC was so awesome! i think anyone who is interested in the french revolution, history, or just a good read should definitely read this book. i enjoyed it so much, and sparknotes was really helpful! thank you Dickens!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2003

    A Masterpiece!

    How could anyone think that Dickens' works are bad? Any true reader will greatly enjoy his works, and although it takes some appeciation and comprehension skills, it is a very enjoyable read, and even more enjoyable with a SparkNote is you need help with understanding

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