A Tale Of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

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A Tale Of Two Cities is an historical novel by English author Charles Dickens, first published in 1859. Set in London and Paris during the period of the French Revolution and spanning a period of around 36 years, it is the story of Alexandre Manette, a French physician, who has recently been released after spending eighteen years imprisoned in the Bastille. Over in London, Jarvis Lorry, a manager at Tellson's Bank recieves a message regarding Manette and his daughter Lucie, who lives in London and who is shocked to find out her father is still alive. Doctor Manette is brought over to England to be reunited with his daughter. A few years later, a man called Charles Darnay is being tried for treason in London. Darnay's uncle, the Frenchman Marquis St. Evrémonde, is a cruel man who thinks nothing of killing peasants. After being acquitted, Darnay marries Lucie, but later, after returning to Paris, he finds himself thrown in prison after being accused of crimes by the revolutionary Madame Defarge, an accusation that has been unwittingly helped by Manette.

A champion of the poor during his life, Dickens' book is eager to point out the injustices and cruelty metered out to the common people, both in England and in France. With themes of death and resurrection, A Tale Of Two Cities is one of Dickens' best known works and is one of the best-selling novels of all time.

№ 16 in Goodreads 100 Best Nineteenth-Century British and Irish Novels.

This book has 269 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1859.

Production notes: This ebook of A Tale Of Two Cities was published by Global Grey on the 28th October 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'Houses of Parliament, Sunset' by Claude Monet.

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