- File Size: 900 KB
- Print Length: 477 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1523478292
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Public Domain Books (December 1, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 1, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004EHZXVQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Amid all of this bloodshed, malice and destruction, Dickens paints a marvelous picture of redemption. He shows it for what it truly is - brutally complicated and sickeningly messy. Just before the revolution, a young aristocrat named Charles Darnay denounced his aristocratic lineage and moved to London where he became a teacher of French language and literature. In his new, modest life, he married Lucie Manette, the daughter of a French medical doctor. Lucie and her father were also living in London. Dr. Manette had previously and wrongly been imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years. For various reasons, the three find themselves back in Paris in 1792 right in the middle of the post-revolution bloodbath. Darnay's family history is discovered and he is quickly imprisoned. He committed no crime. He was imprisoned simply because of who he was. Dr.Read more ›
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. etc...." Dickens in his introductory remarks clearly lays out the tone for the rest of his historical novel; everything that is presented has two different and opposing definitions depending solely on how one views life's occurrences. What appears to be a revolution to overcome decades of elitist oppression to some, appears to be a retaliatory blood bath to others and who the people that appear to be the heroes of a just and timely uprising to some, appear to be no more than blood thirsty criminals to others. The contrast that Dickens verbally paints for us goes that much deeper; the calm and serene life in England vs. the agitated emotional level of Paris, the significant differences between the French and English Tellson Banks operations, and the respect of the ruling elite of London for the utter disdain for Paris's monsignors.Read more ›
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Just didn't like it. It's just me. (The story, nothing wrong with the shipping, packing, or printing.Published 18 days ago by J Cox
This book is a classic. I first read it in english class in 9th grade. a great piece of art. a wonderful novel. a great read. a history lesson. Ill have my kids read it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by randy
"A Tale Of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens is a fantastic novel. I have read it two times now and still find new symbols and ideas I did not recognize the first time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of my all time favorite books. I read it for school and I've loved it since.Published 7 months ago by Sarah
This is my favorite by Dickens, dating back to my high school English class junior year. Yes, it's a long and sometimes tedious read, but everyone should take the time to work... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Gary Buck
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