A Tale of Two Cities

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Recorded Books, 1986 - Fiction
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The inhabitants of two cities--including a doctor, his devoted daughter, the young French aristocrat she loves, and their English friend--are swept into the tide of the French Revolution.

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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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I've read this - by pure chance - over the weekend that France was celebrating Bastille Day when the people there celebrate the horror that was the French Revolution as the foundation of their modern ... Read full review

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Contents

A TALE OF TWO CITIES Book the FirstRecalled to Life
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The Period
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The Mail
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Copyright

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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England in 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, 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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