A Tale of Two Cities

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First Avenue Editions ™, 1 ago. 2014 - 456 páginas

After rescuing her father from prison in Paris, Lucie Manette brings him back home to London. There, she is wooed by two similar-looking men: Charles Darney is a Frenchman recently acquitted of being a spy, while Sydney Carton is a drunken lawyer's assistant. Eventually, Lucie and Charles marry. Not long after the French Revolution begins, Charles is called back to Paris to help someone in prison. Unfortunately, Charles is the nephew of a cruel nobleman, and the revolutionaries sentence him to death for his uncle's crimes. Sydney's love for Lucie may be the only thing that can save Charles's life. This unabridged version of Charles Dickens's classic tale, first published in England in 1859, explores the best and worst in human nature.

 

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Book the FirstRecalled to Life I The Period
The Mail
The Night Shadows
The Preparation V The Wineshop
The Shoemaker
Book the Secondthe Golden Thread I Five Years Later
A Sight
A Disappointment
Monseigneur in the Country
The Gorgons Head
Two Promises
A Companion Picture
The Fellow of Delicacy
The Fellow of No Delicacy
The Honest Tradesman
Knitting

Congratulatory
The Jackal
Hundreds of People
Monseigneur in Town
Still Knitting
One Night
Nine Days
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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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