A Tale of Two Cities

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
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A series of illustrated adaptations of classic novels featuring delightful artwork, large type and leveled language that render them accessible and enjoyable to young readers.
 

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Slightly archaic language, but not too bad. Interesting story, good characters, and quite moving ending. Read full review

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Charles a French Aristocrat who has gave up his title and living in London marries Lucy who is a daughter of a French revolutionary father (Doctor Manette) who was in prison for more than 18 year and ... Read full review

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Contents

The Period
4
Night Shadows
9
The Wine Shop
15
Five Years Later
24
The Jackal
34
Monseigneur Marquis
39
Two Promises
47
One Night
51
Echoing Footsteps
64
In Secret
69
Calm in the Storm
77
Triumph
82
A Knock at the Door
88
Dusk
97
Darkness
101
The Knitting Done
106

Knitting
57

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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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