A Tale of Two Cities (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, 1910 - 388 pages
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User Review  - Flipkart

if one wants to know what would have been the scene in France during French Revolution then this the perfect book for them....... Contains a lot of knowledge and info Good for readers of all age . Really nice book good book but has no pictures in it Read full review

Timeless narrator

User Review  - Sampath Raj - Flipkart

Personally I am nostalgic about this book. The tale of paris and london which are connected by the english channel is weaved so good and the way it depicts itself as the age of revival and destruction ... Read full review

Contents

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XXX
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XXXI
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XXI
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XXII
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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Page 381 - It having been argued that this was an improvement." No, Sir," said he, eagerly, " it is not an improvement: they object, that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If they do not draw spectators, they don't answer their purpose. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties; the public was gratified by a procession; the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away ?
Page 3 - 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.
Page 391 - Memorable Passages from the Bible (Authorized Version). Selected and edited by FRED NEWTON SCOTT, Professor of Rhetoric in the University of Michigan. Milton's Comus, Lycidas, and other Poems.
Page xix - I set myself the little task of making a picturesque story, rising in every chapter, with characters true to nature, but whom the story should express more than they should express themselves by dialogue.
Page ix - Never to put one hand to anything, on which I could throw my whole self; and never to affect depreciation of my work, whatever it was ; I find, now, to have been my golden rules.
Page 5 - 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...
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