A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Oprah's Book Club 2010 Selection)

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Oprah's Book Club 2010 Selection)

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by Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne, Charles Green
     
 

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In this unique ebook edition of A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, you will find the original illustrations from the first publication of these stories by artists Hablot "Phiz" Knight Browne and Charles Green. As with all Codex Ebooks, this ebook file has been meticulously proofed for formatting errors and includes a working Table of Contents. It is also DRM…  See more details below

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In this unique ebook edition of A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, you will find the original illustrations from the first publication of these stories by artists Hablot "Phiz" Knight Browne and Charles Green. As with all Codex Ebooks, this ebook file has been meticulously proofed for formatting errors and includes a working Table of Contents. It is also DRM-free, which means you can also read it on your Sony Reader, Kobo Reader or any ebook reading device that can display ePub files. This ebook has been tested on a Nook (and a Sony Reader Touch Edition) to ensure maximum readability.

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A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, and it ranks amongst the most famous works in the history of fictional literature.

The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The most notable are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated British barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.


Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens. It was first published in serial form in the publication All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It has been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.

Great Expectations is the story of the orphan Pip, writing about his life (and attempting to become a gentleman along the way). The novel, like much of Dickens's work, draws on his experiences of life and people.

The main plot of Great Expectations takes place between Christmas Eve 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old (and which happens to be the year of Dickens' birth), and the winter of 1840.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011976919
Publisher:
Codex Ebook Services
Publication date:
12/22/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
505,424
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.

Many of his novels, with their recurrent concern for social reform, first appeared in magazines in serialized form, a popular format at the time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

His work has been praised for its mastery of prose and unique personalities by writers such as George Gissing, Leo Tolstoy and G. K. Chesterton.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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