A tale of two cities

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This novel provides a highly charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice, private experience and public history, during the French Revolution. A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years without trial by the aristocratic authorities. Finally released, he is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, who despite her French ancestry has been brought up in London. Lucie falls in love with Charles Darnay, another expatriate, who has abandoned wealth and a title in France because of his political convictions. When revolution breaks out in Paris, Darnay returns to the city to help an old family servant, but there he is arrested because of the crimes committed by his relations. His wife, Lucie, their young daughter, and her aged father follow him across the channel, thus putting all their lives in danger.
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auth_author2 Jackson, Gildart., Muller, Frank, 1951-2008., Vance, Simon., Wood, Gillen D'Arcy.
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display_description During the French Revolution a young English lawyer goes to the guillotine to save a French aristocrat, husband of the woman he loves. "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times..." With these famous words, Charles Dickens plunges the reader into the French Revolution. From the storming of the Bastille to the relentless drop of the guillotine, Dickens vividly captures the terror and upheaval of that tumultuous period. At the center is the novel's hero, Sydney Carton, a lazy, alcoholic attorney who, inspired by a woman, makes the supreme sacrifice. One of Dickens's most exciting novels. A Tale of Two Cities is a stirring classic of love, revenge, and redemption.
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title_display A tale of two cities
title_full A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens ; with an afterword by Edgar Johnson, A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens ; with an introduction and notes by Gillen D'Arcy Wood, A tale of two cities [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens, A tale of two cities [electronic resource] / [Charles Dickens], A tale of two cities [electronic resource] Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870., A tale of two cities [sound recording] / by Charles Dickens
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