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A Tale of Two Cities (Classics Illustrated Notes)

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ISBN-13: 978-1578400034
ISBN-10: 1578400031
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Product Details

  • Series: Classics Illustrated Notes
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Acclaim Classics & Young Readers (February 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578400031
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578400034
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,284,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Susan Van on August 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
I read this years ago but always said to myself that I would go back and read it again because it was so good, and I finally did. The insightful quotes taken from this book prove that this is a timeless classic. The theme of resurrection and exciting twists to the plot up until the very end give readers a wonderful book to enjoy. What can be considered one of the highlights of the story, the vivid imagery Dickens successfully uses to develop mood, foreshadowing, and other literary devices and concepts make A Tale of Two Cities even more interesting. This deep novel takes much analysis to understand, but it is a worthwhile and important book that should be read. Charles Dickens creates a captivating story about the French Revolution in the novel A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens uses numerous literary devices including mood, foreshadowing, and imagery to create a novel that captures readers from the beginning. The dynamic characters featured in the story, including Madame Defarge and Sydney Carton, help create a unique and exciting novel for that time period. Dickens creatively shows the horrors and tragedies of the French Revolution, while also describing the viciousness of the revolutionaries.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberley A. Smith on November 6, 1997
Format: Paperback
I love this book. It is my favorite novel to teach and to read. I will never have another novel touch me the way that this one has.
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By A Customer on March 31, 1998
Format: Paperback
I just read 'A Tale of Two Cities' in my high school gifted English class. I must say that I loved it! Not only did Dickens capture the "truth" of the French Revolution, but also the culture of the time. How Lucie faints(which "ladies" of the time did), the horrible judicial conditions, etc. It was also interesting that Dickens separated the book into 3 different parts. Some authors do that to symbolize past, present, and future. Also the fact that most of the characters have a twin(Carton and Darnay, Lucie and her mother, etc). The many references to religion and the bible[Jerry Cruncher compared to Jesus Christ(JC)-not a coincidence]. I do agree though that the beginning of the story was a bit slow, but so was the beginning of the revolution. After the first few chapters of the book, the story started to become clear:)
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By A Customer on November 24, 1998
Format: Paperback
Despite the amount of boredom I recieved from this book, I was very intrgued and amazed on how well written the first sentence (In this case it is so long that it is a paragraph) of A Tale of Two Cities was written. Charles Dickens seemed to sum up the whole theme of France and England with a great amount of symbolism and style.
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Format: Paperback
This one of those great classics that I did not get around to reading until recently. I found it a little hard to follow but very entertaining. I am getting tired of mindless tv and am getting back to reading more.
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