Product Description Review “[ A Tale of Two Cities ] has the best of Dickens and the worst of Dickens: a dark driven opening and a celestial but melodramatic ending; a terrifyingly demonic villainess and (even by Dickens’ standards) an impossibly angelic heroine. Though its version of the French Revolution is brutally simplified its engagement with the immense moral themes of rebirth and terror justice and sacrifice gets right to the heart of the matter . . . For every reader in the past hundred and forty years and for hundreds to come it is an unforgettable ride.”–from the Introduction by Simon Schama From the Publisher With his sublime parting words "It is a far far better thing that I do than I have ever done..." Sidney Carton joins that exhalted group of Dickensian characters who have earned a permanent place in the popular literary imagination. His dramatic story set against the volcanic fury of the French Revolution and pervaded by the ominous rumble of the death carts trundling toward the guillotine is the heart-stirring tale of a heroic soul in an age gone mad. A masterful pageant of idealism love and adventure -- in a Paris bursting with revolutionary frenzy and a London alive with anxious anticipation -- A Tale Of Two Cities is one of Dickens's most energetic and exciting works. See all Product Description
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