A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens
(Simon & Schuster, Mass Market Paperback, 9780671002749, 528pp.)

Publication Date: November 1, 1996

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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." So begins this ageless tale of heroism, love, and adventure in the terrible and hopeful days of the French Revolution. With its unforgettable characters -- valiant Sydney Carton, antic Jerry Cruncher, brave Lucie Manette -- and the grit and grandeur of two great cities, Paris and London, in an era of momentous change, A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens' geatest triumphs. Marked by Dickens' unmatched powers of observation, his sway over the emotions, and his incomparable gift for exciting storytelling, it displays in every aspect why his works are beloved by millions.

Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the world's greatest literature in timeless editions designed for modern readers. Special features include a lively introduction with essential biographical and historical background, critical perspectives, and a unique visual essay composed of authentic period illustrations and photographs that help bring every word to life.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1821-1870) used his fiction to criticize the injustices of his time, especially the brutal treatment

of the poor. He is also the author of Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. He was born in Portsmouth, England.

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