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ISBN13: 9780451526564
ISBN10: 0451526562
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150TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

With dramatic eloquence, this story of the French Revolution brings to life a time of terror and treason, and a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime.

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Dickens's classic tale of the French Revolution brings to life a time of terror and treason, and chronicles a starving people who rise in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. This 150th anniversary edition features a new Afterword. Revised reissue.

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Misfit, July 25, 2007 (view all comments by Misfit)
The most unforgettable opening and closing sentences ever found in a book! I will never, the rest of my life forget these two sentences. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...." and at closing "It is a far, far, better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known."

Wow, this is not your usual Dickens. No quirky characters with strange names and laugh out loud moments, just a darn good story -- the story of two cities, London and Paris. It is difficult to put the plot into words, but when the book begins you are in London at the time of the American revolution and spies (or suspected spies) abound, and the story eventually switches to France prior to and during the French revolution.

Dickens does a marvelous job (as always) of building his story one step at a time and slowly peeling back the layers one at a time. This is not a put down and pick it up a week later kind of a book, it is very intense and complicated and you have to pay close attention. I was just floored at how he sucked me in with his descriptions of the mobs, terror and the madness of the revolution leading you to a nail biting finish. I admit to holding my breath during those last few pages!

Highly recommended, and well worth the time to discover (or rediscover) an old classic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451526564
Introduction:
Busch, Frederick
Author:
Busch, Frederick
Author:
Johnson, Edgar
Author:
Wilson, A. N.
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
France
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Epic literature
Subject:
Epic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
19970801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.88x4.26x1.14 in. .39 lbs.

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