A Tale of Two Cities

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Jan 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 88 pages
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Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classics will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.The workers are in revolt! Every French nobleman is in danger of losing his head to the infamous guillotine. Yet Charles Darnay renounced his title years ago. Why is he scheduled to die for the crimes of his corrupt family? His only hope lies in the hands of one unlikely man.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
5
CHAPTER 2
14
CHAPTER 3
21
CHAPTER 4
27
CHAPTER 5
33
CHAPTER 6
40
CHAPTER 7
48
CHAPTER 8
54
CHAPTER 9
61
CHAPTER 10
67
CHAPTER 11
72
ACTIVITIES
81
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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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