Historia de dos ciudades (A Tale of Two Cities)

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Una novela histórica de la revolución. Carlos Dickens, el gran escritor inglés incursionó muy poco en la novela histórica, que tan de boga estuvo a mediados del siglo XIX. De hecho, dentro de su inmensa producción, tanto en número como en calidad, solo hay dos novelas históricas de las cuales La historia de dos ciudades es una. Las dos ciudades del nombre son Londres y el París de la época de la revolución francesa y los detalles están cuidadosamente delineados para contar una historia melodramática y ...
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Una novela histórica de la revolución. Carlos Dickens, el gran escritor inglés incursionó muy poco en la novela histórica, que tan de boga estuvo a mediados del siglo XIX. De hecho, dentro de su inmensa producción, tanto en número como en calidad, solo hay dos novelas históricas de las cuales La historia de dos ciudades es una. Las dos ciudades del nombre son Londres y el París de la época de la revolución francesa y los detalles están cuidadosamente delineados para contar una historia melodramática y conmovedora. Por estas razones, esta novela ha figurado siempre entre las favoritas de Carlos Dickens, a pesar de apartarse de su línea narrativa habitual. La obra fue publicada originalmente por capítulos en una revista inglesa y el interés que causó fue tal, que la gente esperaba por horas la aparición de la publicación para seguir la historia en forma fiel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789561309951
  • Publisher: Bello, Andres
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language edition
  • Lexile: 950L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is probably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life -- along with his memorable characters -- have made him beloved by readers the world over. In Dickens' books live some of the most repugnant villains in literature, as well as some of the most likeable (and unlikely) heroes.

Biography

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Genial.

    Dickens en pleno uso de sus mejores facultades. Estupenda labor del traductor.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

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    La historia se desarrolla en dos países: Inglaterra y Francia, e

    La historia se desarrolla en dos países: Inglaterra y Francia, en las ciudades de Londres y París, respectivamente en la época de los albores de la Revolución francesa. La primera ciudad simbolizaría de algún modo la paz y la tranquilidad, la vida sencilla y ordenada; mientras la segunda representaría la agitación, el desafío y el caos, el conflicto entre dos mundos en una época en la que se anuncia drásticos cambios sociales.
    En el libro se explica el ambiente en la Revolución francesa, las numerosas ejecuciones y el gran número de víctimas por día. Narra la revolución en sus inicios y en su apogeo. El libro da a entender la intención del autor de dejar bien claro el sangriento ambiente revolucionario y la inestabilidad del pueblo, unida a su locura.

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    Posted October 27, 2011

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