Author(s): Dickens, Charles,
Date of Publication: 26/04/2012,
Pagination: 480 pages,
Imprint: Penguin Classics,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Classic fiction
The Penguin English Library Edition of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
'Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; - the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!'
Described by Dickens as 'the best story I have written', A Tale of Two Cities interweaves thrilling historical drama with heartbreaking personal tragedy. It vividly depicts a revolutionary Paris running red with blood, and a London where the poor starve. In the midst of the chaos two men - an exiled French aristocrat and a dissolute English lawyer - are both redeemed and condemned by their love for the same woman, as the shadow of La Guillotine draws closer...
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