A tale of two cities
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Published:
London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, [2003].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
lii, 488 pages : ill. ; 20 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 3.6 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure:
GN: Graphic Novel 500L
Status:
Description

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'

Vividly interweaving epic historical drama with personal tragedy, Dickens's gripping novel depicts the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, as they become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette, the daughter of a political prisoner. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

Edited with an Introduction and notes by Richard Maxwell

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Language:
English
ISBN:
0141439602, 9780141439600, 9780141196909, 0141196904
Reading Level:
MG
Level 3.6, 1 Points
Lexile code:
GN: Graphic Novel
Lexile measure:
500

Notes

General Note
Includes updated editorial material, revised Dickens Chronology and new appendix.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. xli-xlvii)
Description
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. This edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Maxwell, R. (2003). A tale of two cities. London, England ; New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Richard Maxwell. 2003. A Tale of Two Cities. London, England ; New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Richard Maxwell, A Tale of Two Cities. London, England ; New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, and Richard Maxwell. A Tale of Two Cities. London, England ; New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books, 2003. Print.

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