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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

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Written by Charles DickensAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Simon SchamaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Simon Schama

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: July 14, 1990
  • Price: $11.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72965-5 (0-679-72965-8)
about this book

The most famous and possibly the most popular of Dickens's novels, A Tale of Two Cities shows a master of dramatic narrative extracting gold from the ore of history. If the bloody tableau of the French Revolution were not in itself sufficient for a dozen novels, Dickens added to it a professional resurrectionist, an authentic ogress, and an antihero as convincingly flawed as any in modern literature. Here, too, are all of Dickens's recurring themes--imprisonment, injustice, and cataclysmic violence, resurrection and the renunciation that makes renewal possible.