A Tale Of Two Cities (Everyman'S Library)
- Publish Date: 1993-02-23
- Binding: Hardcover
Lucie Manette had been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Pariss most feared prison, the Bastille. Finally reunited, the Manettess fortunes become inextricably intertwined with those of two men, the heroic aristocrat Darnay, and the dissolute lawyer, Carton. Their story, which encompasses violence, revenge, love and redemption, is grippingly played out against the backdrop of the terrifying brutality of the French Revolution.
A Tale of Two Cities begins on a muddy English road in an atmosphere charged with mystery and drama, and it ends in the Paris of the French Revolution with one of the most famous acts of self-sacrifice in literature. In between lies one of Charles Dickenss most exciting books a historical novel that, generation after generation, has given readers access to the profound human dramas that lie behind cataclysmic social and political events.
Famous for the character of Sydney Carton, who sacrifices himself upon the guillotineIt is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever donethe novel is also a powerful study of crowd psychology and the dark emotions aroused by the Revolution, and is illuminated by Dickenss lively comedy.
This edition reprints the original Everyman introduction by G. K. Chesterton and includes sixteen illustrations by Phiz.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)