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A Tale of Two Cities: A Story of the French Revolution (Ignatius Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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In this exciting novel set during the French Revolution, Charles Dickens expresses sympathy for the downtrodden poor and their outrage at the self-indulgent aristocracy. But Dickens is no friend of the vengeful mob that storms the Bastille and cheers the guillotine. As with all of his stories, his passion is for the unforgettable and unrepeatable individuals he creates. The sorrows of the suffering masses, their demands for justice, and the indiscriminate fury they unleash take flesh in Madame Defarge, while the self-sacrifice that is the truest means of atonement and rebirth manifests in the unlikely hero Sydney Carton. In A Tale of Two Cities, humanity does not show its best side in the mean streets of Paris or even London, but in the intimate circle of loyal friends that gathers around the honorable Doctor Manette and his lovely daughter, Lucie.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781586174422
ISBN-10: 1586174428
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2012
Pages: 514
Language: English
Series: Ignatius Critical Editions

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