- Series: Dover Thrift Editions
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; Unabridged edition (December 31, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780486406510
- ISBN-13: 978-0486406510
- ASIN: 0486406512
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6,636 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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While you likely know the classics like Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, Dover Publications has made available the complete novels of beloved author Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Check out some of his lesser-known works like Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, Little Dorrit, Dombey And Son and more, all value-priced additions to the Dover Thrift Edition catalog.
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It was the time of the French Revolutiona time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens' great story of unsurpassed adventure and courage unfolds.
Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, and safely transported from France to England. It would seem that they could take up the threads of their lives in peace. As fate would have it though, the pair are summoned to the Old Bailey to testify against a young FrenchmanCharles Darnayfalsely accused of treason. Strangely enough, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to another man in the courtroom, the dissolute lawyer's clerk Sydney Carton. It is a coincidence that saves Darnay from certain doom more than once. Brilliantly plotted, the novel is rich in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.
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I have always adored Patrick Stewart's video version of a Christmas Carol, he is one of the best Scrooge's ever ! In this version it is just him reading the entire book with no sound effects, he does all of the voices brilliantly. You are drawn into the story from beginning to end.
This is a masterpiece of acting. You will be enthralled by the entire production. You will feel like you are there in Merry Old England as a part
of the story. Mr. Stewart has one of the best voices in the business !
In short, no effort was spared in sparing every conceivable effort to make this book enjoyable or even readable at a time when It's hard enough to convince a student to read Dickens without having some brainless typographer (or text-crunching software script) make Dickens' work impossible to read even for his admirers. So—whether you're getting A Tale of Two Cities out of obligation, curiosity, or sincere desire to read a classic, do not spend money on this edition. Do not spend money on this edition. DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON THIS EDITION. There are far, far better ones on the market.
Fantastic. Such a well put together edition of this amazing story. Strong binding, sturdy stock. And the artwork by PJ Lynch is stellar. I instantly bought another book with his illustrations after buying this one. He creates such a strong mood fitting with this iconic Christmas Ghost story. And there aren't just a few pictures, the book is filled with his art. Very happy with this purchase.