A Tale of Two Cities

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Digireads.com, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst times," so begins the famous first lines of one of Charles Dickens most popular novels. "A Tale of Two Cities" is a story set in the late 18th century during the French Revolution and the title cities in question are that of London and Paris. At the heart of the novel is the story of a young Englishman who sacrifices his life to save the husband of a woman he loves. "A Tale of Two Cities" is a classic love story set against the backdrop of political upheaval and revolution.

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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

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“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” description The ending is what makes the book! For anyone who has ... Read full review

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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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