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A Tale of Two Cities quickly establishes itself with one of literature’s most legendary opening lines:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . ."

With these famous words, Dickens plunges the reader into one of history’s most explosive eras—the French Revolution. The two cities are Paris and London, and between them rumble conspiracy, intrigue, and the ...
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Overview

A Tale of Two Cities quickly establishes itself with one of literature’s most legendary opening lines:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . ."

With these famous words, Dickens plunges the reader into one of history’s most explosive eras—the French Revolution. The two cities are Paris and London, and between them rumble conspiracy, intrigue, and the heavy traffic of countless spies. From the storming of the Bastille to the relentless drop of the guillotine, Dickens vividly captures the upheaval of the tumultuous, terror-steeped days of 1789.

At the center of it all is the novel’s hero, Sydney Carton, a lazy, alcoholic—but honorable—attorney who is in love with Lucie Manette, a beautiful woman brought up in London. When Lucie marries Charles Darnay, a man condemned to death for his ties to the aristocratic Evrémonde family, Carton makes the supreme sacrifice on the bloodstained streets of Paris.

In this rousing historical romance, Dickens exposes his severe distaste for the excess of police states, the ease with which citizens resort to mob violence, and aristocratic tyrants, whose livelihood of whom is predicated upon unfeeling notions such as "Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule." A stirring classic of love, revenge, and resurrection, A Tale of Two Cities remains one of Dickens’s most exciting novels.

Features the original illustrations by Phiz
 

Introduction and Notes by Gillen D’Arcy Wood
Having earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2000, Gillen D’Arcy Wood is now Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of multiple Mellon Fellowships and other awards. He is the author of The Shock of the Real: Romanticism and Visual Culture, 1760–1860 (2001), as well as numerous articles and reviews on nineteenth-century British and French literature.

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 into a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite his deprived beginnings, however, he achieved national renown upon the publication of his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. His early novels Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, and A Christmas Carol solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. When Dickens was in his late thirties, his social criticism became biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend are the great works of his masterful and prolific later period.


"Dickens’s success in evoking the terror of the mob in A Tale of Two Cities (it is what most readers remember long after they have forgotten Lucie, Darnay, and the rest) lies in his transferring those real and imagined terrors of childhood, of which he is the fictional master, to the adult world and the stage of history."—from the Introduction by Gillen D’Arcy Wood

This novel provides a highly-charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice. Private experience and public history, during the French Revolution.

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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..." so wrote Dickens in this adapted historical novel. Although the classic language of Dickens is missing from this adaptation, the black and white illustrations and the text tell the tumultuous story of life during this troubled time of the late 1700's in England and France. The characters, from Madame Defarge to Lucie Mannette, come to life on the page in this easy reading version of the classic novel. Written with the younger student in mind, this adaptation moves swiftly through the events of the period. This adaptation is a welcome addition to a classroom library to introduce students to both the historical events associated with the Industrial Revolution in Europe and to the classic literature of Dickens. The novel also provides an excellent source for discussion of social issues with younger students. Part of the "Great Illustrated Classics" series. 2002, ABDO Publishing Company,
— Rita Karr
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The human story behind the French Revolution is embodied in four of Dickens's greatest characters: Madame Defarge, Lucie Manette and her husband Charles Darnay, and the misanthrope Sydney Carton whose final sacrifice gives meaning to his life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760748718
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/21/2003
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Collector's Library
  • Edition description: Pocket-Sized Unabridged Edition
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 4.16 (w) x 6.26 (h) x 1.03 (d)

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.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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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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Chapter 1

The Period

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.

It was the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five. Spiritual revelations were conceded to England at that favoured period, as at this. Mrs. Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster. Even the Cock Lane ghost had been laid only a round dozen of years, after rapping out its messages, as the spirits of this very year last past (supernaturally deficient in originality) rapped out theirs. Mere messages in the earthly order of events had lately come tothe English Crown and People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received through any of the chickens of the Cock Lane brood.France, less favoured on the whole as to matters spiritual than her sister of the shield and trident, rolled with exceeding smoothness down hill, making paper money and spending it. Under the guidance of her Christian pastors, she entertained herself, besides, with such humane achievements as sentencing a youth to have his hands cut off, his tongue torn out with pincers, and his body burned alive, because he had not kneeled down in the rain to do honour to a dirty procession of monks which passed within his view, at a distance of some fifty or sixty yards. It is likely enough that, rooted in the woods of France and Norway, there were growing trees, when that sufferer was put to death, already marked by the Woodman, Fate, to come down and be sawn into boards, to make a certain movable framework with a sack and a knife in it, terrible in history. It is likely enough that in the rough outhouses of some tillers of the heavy lands adjacent to Paris, there were sheltered from the weather that very day, rude carts, bespattered with rustic mire, snuffed about by pigs, and roosted in by poultry, which the Farmer, Death, had already set apart to be his tumbrils of the Revolution. But that Woodman and that Farmer, though they work unceasingly, work silently, and no one heard them as they went about with muffled tread: the rather, forasmuch as to entertain any suspicion that they were awake, was to be atheistical and traitorous.

In England, there was scarcely an amount of order and protection to justify much national boasting. Daring burglaries by armed men, and highway robberies, took place in the capital itself every night; families were publicly cautioned not to go out of town without removing their furniture to upholsterers' warehouses for security; the highwayman in the dark was a City tradesman in the light, and, being recognised and challenged by his fellow tradesman whom he stopped in his character of 'the Captain,' gallantly shot him through the head and rode away; the mail was waylaid by seven robbers, and the guard shot three dead, and then got shot dead himself by the other four, 'in consequence of the failure of his ammunition'; after which the mail was robbed in peace; that magnificent potentate, the Lord Mayor of London, was made to stand and deliver on Turnham Green, by one highwayman, who despoiled the illustrious creature in sight of all his retinue; prisoners in London gaols fought battles with their turnkeys, and the majesty of the law fired blunderbusses in among them, loaded with rounds of shot and ball; thieves snipped off diamond crosses from the necks of noble lords at Court drawing rooms; musketeers went into St. Giles's, to search for contraband goods, and the mob fired on the musketeers, and the musketeers fired on the mob, and nobody thought any of these occurrences much out of the common way. In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; today, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and tomorrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.

All these things, and a thousand like them, came to pass in and close upon the dear old year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five. Environed by them, while the Woodman and the Farmer worked unheeded, those two of the large jaws, and those other two of the plain and the fair faces, trod with stir enough, and carried their divine rights with a high hand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2009

    Finally an unabridged reading!

    Excellently done!

    24 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Extremely poor scan

    You get what you pay for! This is a very crude version of the text, straight from a scan via OCR with no proofreading whatsoever. Spend the few bucks to get a version of this great book that you can actually read!

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    Very good read

    The Tale of Two Cities is a very good book about the 1700's. The author uses fake characters to describe the life abd times there. This is an excellent book for those who want history but a little fun too. All in all, I would recommend this book.

    19 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Timeless....another great book I blew off in High school

    Glad i finally grew up and started reading

    16 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

    Best Book I've Ever Read

    This is my favorite book of all time, I absolutely loved it from beginning to end. It made me cry and laugh out loud in class--even though I was supposed to be watching a movie or doing an assignment and got in trouble for reading. The plot was amazing, the characters were captivating and the narrative was entertaining. I love strong female characters and Madame Defarge was simply brilliant. But as awesome as she was, Sydney Carton was my favorite. Those last few chapters, I could not stop crying. My only complaint about this book is that there should have been more about him.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent book!

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. The Penguin Classics edition offers detailed end-notes, as always. The only complaint I have with this edition, though, is that some of the end-notes revealed a bit of the plot. The story was not completely ruined, so it is not really a big deal. Overall, an excellent book.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Typos

    There are too many spelling errors in this book to even get past the 1st page, its not worth the space on your nook

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    OCR errors, but readable

    Harvard College Library copy, scanned as part of the Google project, has OCR text recognition issues. This is a fair copy of a great work, flawed by the OCR flaws. Wish Google had taken the time to edit it correctly.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    This version has too many typos to read

    Plesse rescan.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Birthday gift.

    Best gift a friend could give. Thanks Spock.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    DO NOT BUY!!!

    I am sure that a tale of two cities is a great book, but this version only has the first 48 pages! If you are the person who put this up, quit trying to make people pay their money for something unfinished and dumb. Fix this book or take it back. I want a refund.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Cool

    The first part was a little slow, but in the end, it was fabulous! A wonderful read, well written, perfect! A book defidently worth reading!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Depends

    This book is extremely good BUT this is mainly for people who love literature. Once you get interested in this book and get passed the first few chapters you will want to read this over and over again to see what you missed. I hope if you buy this you are dedicated because it will hook you. Enjoy!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2009

    A Fabulous Tale

    This is my first novel on CD and I have been thoroughly enjoying the experience. Of course, it helps that it is also my first Dickens novel. Every character comes to life in the descriptions and every scene is painted in my mind's eye as Dickens unfolds the story. The narator also does a wonderful job. Fantastic!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    ¿It was the best of times, it was the worst of times¿- Dickens¿

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”- Dickens’ opening has become one of the most popular throughout literature. Charles
     Dickens usual writing style of humor is absent as he turns to the somber subject of the French Revolution. His historical context of the
    novel encompasses the themes of love, loss, secrets, sacrifice, resurrection, vengeance, and the darkness of the people that suffered
    through the oppression that evolved into the French Revolution. Dickens keeps his audience enchanted and coming back for the next
    book in the novel by enticing them with a captivating story-line, complex characters, complimentary and contrasting aspects within the
    characters and the setting, and brilliant descriptions that create a powerful mood and an array of tones. He weaves symbolism, imagery,
    and understatements into his text to make it beautifully rich, especially for a careful reader. 
    One of Dickens’ main themes of the book, as seen in the opening, is contractions. Within this theme, Dickens uses several other themes
    to show the difference between characters and to enhance the relationships between those characters. For example, though they may
    look very similar, Charles Darnay is the“good guy” and Sydney Carton is the contraction to all that is good in Charles Darnay. He is the
    sinner-savior archetype, making him the ultimate savior of the story, yet Charles Darnay steals Lucie Manette from him. However,
    Dickens comparisons also expand to the settings in the book, such as, the utopian society, i.e. England, and the dystopian society, i.e.
    France. Dickens then ties all these comparisons and similarities together in a nice bow by connecting the past with the present and 
    showing how these ties affect the future of the characters and those that are to come. The change produced within the characters and
    the storyline all come to a climax as the events that he had been foreshadowing take place and change the lives of each character. 
    Another one of Dickens’ themes is that of darkness. Madame Defarge embodies everything that is darkness: deceit, secrets, and death.
    Her plans and memories fester within the darkness of the French Revolution, coming to a climax when she has Charles Darnay in her
    clutches and the guillotine waiting for her instructions. The ominous echo of the guillotine can be heard throughout Paris, but in the
    darkness, there is a light, a glimmer of hope. Lucie encompasses that light, spreading goodness everywhere she goes. She frees her
    father from his bondages, makes Charles Darnay a better man, and saves Sydney Carton from himself. However, the setting also looks
    at this hope. The scenery and lighting of England is optimistic and a safe haven to escape to, yet when you get across the sea to France,
    doom and gloom encloses around you, and all hope is lost. These complex compliments and contractions of each other have made his
    images and characterizations so well known. 
    Dickens uses several literary styles, including satirical, realistic, gothic, and naturalistic to encompass the different themes,
    characterizations, and settings presented in the book. Along with those previously stated, he also uses Biblical motifs to describe his
    characters and settings. For example, when describing the French government, he uses Biblical ideas from the Old Testament, such as,
    judgment, guilt, condemnation, punishment for wrongdoings, and blood sacrifices to cover the sins of those that had oppressed them.
    Yet, when he described the English government, he used New Testament ideas like grace, forgiveness, compassion, enlightened, and
    saying that it is at a state of restoration. Dickens also went on to categorize certain characters into either Old or New Testament. Charles
    Darnay, for example was described by his sins and being guilty, like in the Old Testament, whereas Lucie Manette and her father were
    described as graceful and compassionate, like several New Testament ideals. An interesting occurrence happens however, when the
    characters and settings begin changing and the life for one character becomes clearer and more purposeful, switching from Old
    Testament to New Testament. For that man, “‘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 358). 

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    Posted July 19, 2014

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    The she-wolf creepily stalks camp, her eyes cold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Fang

    Due to the recent death of one of my great friends, Mathew Rockefeller, I am unsure if I will continue RPing. This week is my last week of camp, I may be back Saturday; not sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Reay bio

    Name:reay age:14 hunter saved my life so i am now his slave

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    Posted July 18, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    To SmokeSeer

    Can I rp Artemis))

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