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Tale of Two Cities

ISBN-10: 0939495007

ISBN-13: 9780939495009

Edition: Large Type 

Authors: Charles Dickens

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150TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION With dramatic eloquence, this story of the French Revolution brings to life a time of terror and treason, and a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime.
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List price: $26.00
Publisher: North Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 515
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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.

Preface to the First Edition
Recalled to Life
The Period
The Mail
The Night Shadows
The Preparation
The Wine-Shop
The Shoemaker
The Golden Thread
Five Years Later
A Sight
A Disappointment
Congratulatory
The Jackal
Hundreds of People
Monseigneur in Town
Moneigneur in the Country
The Gorgon's Head
Two Promises
A Companion Picture
The Fellow of Delicacy
The Fellow of No Delicacy
The Honest Tradesman
Knitting
Still Knitting
One Night
Nine Days
An Opinion
A Plea
Echoing Footsteps
The Sea Still Rises
Fire Rises
Drawn to the Loadstone Rock
The Track of a Storm
In Secret
The Grindstone
The Shadow
Calm in Storm
The Wood-Sawyer
Triumph
A Knock at the Door
A Hand at Cards
The Game Made
The Substance of the Shadow
Dusk
Darkness
Fifty-two
The Knitting Done
The Footsteps Die Out For Ever
Essays