Tale of Two Cities (Illustrated by Harvey Dunn with introductions by G. K. Chesterton, Andrew Lang, and Edwin Percy Whipple)

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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," so begins Charles Dickens's famous novel concerning the contentious time leading up to and during the French Revolution. In these first words Dickens exemplifies the dichotomous relationship that existed between the aristocracy and the lower classes of the time and the universal themes that would be depicted throughout the book. "A Tale of Two Cities," is set in London and Paris, the titular two cities, at the end of the 18th century, and principally concerns the lives of Dr. Alexandre Manette, his daughter Lucie, who marries a French nobleman, Charles Darnay, and their close family friend, barrister Sydney Carton. Despite the union of Lucie and Darney, Carton confesses his love to Lucie, declaring to "embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you," a promise that he will uphold in dramatic fashion by the end of the novel. Dickens considered "A Tale of Two Cities" to be the best novel that he had ever written. One of only two works of historical fiction that the author would compose; it is a sweeping narrative that explores the best and the worst of the human character and condition. This edition is illustrated by Harvey Dunn, includes introductions by G. K. Chesterton, Andrew Lang, and Edwin Percy Whipple, and a biographical afterword.
  • Englisch
  • Stilwell
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  • USA
Neeland Media LLC
978-1-4209-5177-6 (9781420951776)
1-4209-5177-7 (1420951777)
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  • Intro
  • First Introduction
  • Second Introduction
  • Third Introduction
  • Book I. Recalled to Life.
  • Chapter I. The Period
  • Chapter II. The Mail
  • Chapter III. The Night Shadows
  • Chapter IV. The Preparation
  • Chapter V. The Wine-shop
  • Chapter VI. The Shoemaker
  • Book II. The Golden Thread.
  • Chapter I. Five Years Later
  • Chapter II. A Sight
  • Chapter III. A Disappointment
  • Chapter IV. Congratulatory
  • Chapter V. The Jackal
  • Chapter VI. Hundreds of People
  • Chapter VII. Monseigneur in Town
  • Chapter VIII. Monseigneur in the Country
  • Chapter IX. The Gorgon's Head
  • Chapter X. Two Promises
  • Chapter XI. A Companion Picture
  • Chapter XII. The Fellow of Delicacy
  • Chapter XIII. The Fellow of No Delicacy
  • Chapter XIV. The Honest Tradesman
  • Chapter XV. Knitting
  • Chapter XVI. Still Knitting
  • Chapter XVII. One Night
  • Chapter XVIII. Nine Days
  • Chapter XIX. An Opinion
  • Chapter XX. A Plea
  • Chapter XXI. Echoing Footsteps
  • Chapter XXII. The Sea Still Rises
  • Chapter XXIII. Fire Rises
  • Chapter XXIV. Drawn to the Loadstone Rock
  • Book III. The Track of a Storm.
  • Chapter I. In Secret
  • Chapter II. The Grindstone
  • Chapter III. The Shadow
  • Chapter IV. Calm in Storm
  • Chapter V. The Wood-Sawyer
  • Chapter VI. Triumph
  • Chapter VII. A Knock at the Door
  • Chapter VIII. A Hand at Cards
  • Chapter IX. The Game Made
  • Chapter X. The Substance of the Shadow
  • Chapter XI. Dusk
  • Chapter XII. Darkness
  • Chapter XIII. Fifty-two
  • Chapter XIV. The Knitting Done
  • Chapter XV. The Footsteps Die Out For Ever
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