CliffsNotes on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

CliffsNotes on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

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by Marie Kalil, Charles Dickens
     
 

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on A Tale of Two Cities, you experience one of Charles Dickens

Overview


The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on A Tale of Two Cities, you experience one of Charles Dickens's most important works as he recounts the horrors of the French Revolution in what amounts to a cautionary tale warning of the possibility of revolution in 18th-century England. From its first line ("It was the best of times, it was the worst of times") to its last ("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"), Dickens's novel of revolution, sacrifice, and redemption continues to captivate modern imaginations.

Chapter summaries and commentaries lead you through Dickens's "Tale," and critical essays give you insight into the women of A Tale of Two Cities and the French Revolution. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of the main characters
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • A section on the life and background of Charles Dickens
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764586064
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/05/2000
Series:
Cliffs Notes Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
488,805
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author


MARIE KALIL received her M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in nineteenth-century British and American Literature. She has taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Iowa Western Community College.

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CliffsNotes on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This book was very confusing so if your not a great reader and have an exillent vocabulary I don't think this book is a good one for you to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was disappointing because it was boring and hard to understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
from the eyes of myself I would not reccomend this book to anyone who did not enjoy reading or was not good at it. in other words i thought i6t sucked.