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When the starving French masses rise in hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent government, both the guilty and innocent become victims of their frenzied anger. Soon nothing stands in the way of the chilling figure they enlist for their cause - La Guillotine - the new inventionfor efficiently chopping off heads. A Tale of Two Cities is a highly-charged novel of human suffering and human sacrifice, private experience and public history, during the French Revolution. Charles Dickens` compelling portrait of the results of terror and treason, love and supreme sacrifice continues to captivate readers around the world. Unforgettable characters - the ever-knitting Madame Defarge, the lovely Lucie Manette, her broken father, the honorable Charles Darnay, and the sometimes scurrilous Sydney Carton - burst from the pages, full of life and passion. The novel leaves you feeling both thourghly happy and extremely sad, such is the skill with which Charles Dickens - beyond any doubt a master of his craft tells this moving tale Printed Pages: 406. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6108
Inhaltsangabe: It was the time of the French Revolution — a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens' great story of unsurpassed adventure and courage unfolds. Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, and safely transported from France to England. It would seem that they could take up the threads of their lives in peace. As fate would have it though, the pair are summoned to the Old Bailey to testify against a young Frenchman — Charles Darnay — falsely accused of treason. Strangely enough, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to another man in the courtroom, the dissolute lawyer's clerk Sydney Carton. It is a coincidence that saves Darnay from certain doom more than once. Brilliantly plotted, the novel is rich in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, those days in which your English Literature professor ordered you to read “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. You were immediately confounded by the perplexity of the story and confused by the language of the times. In your despair, you struggled, endeavored and persevered to reach the conclusion of the classic novel. Having satisfactorily completed the requirements of that difficult semester, you vowed to never again read classic English literature. As the years accumulated, you garnered wisdom and spirituality as you aged and you gathered far greater literary acumen. Your mind was transformed and you began to yearn for the great stories that could only be told by the true masters. Anon, you found yourself immersed in the incredible classic writings of Charles Dickens. For no one could so completely transport you to the mean filthy streets of Oliver Twist’s London or the horror and dread of The Reign of Terror in that unfortunate tale of London and Paris in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. No other writer could place you so deeply into the mind of a tyrannical boss such as Ebenezer Scrooge or imbue the viciousness of a violent revolutionary the likes of Madame Defarge. Contemporary writers only wish they had the amazing ability to create magnificent unlikely heroes and fantastic characters whose flame of eternal hope burned against an all consuming darkness.
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The classic, definitive, world-famous Nonesuch Press edition of 1937, finally available again and bound in leather and linen. The text in these stunning volumes is taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition, which became known as the Charles Dickens edition and was the last edition to be corrected by the author himself. The Nonesuch edition contains full-color illustrations selected by Dickens himself, by artists including Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), George Cruikshank, John Leech, Robert Seymour, and George Cattermole.
The Nonesuch Dickens reproduces the original elegance of these beautiful editions. Books are printed on natural cream-shade high quality stock, quarter bound in bonded leather with cloth sides, include a ribbon marker, and feature special printed endpapers. Each volume is wrapped in a protective, clear acetate jacket.
The books are available as individual volumes, or as sets. The six-volume set contains Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Christmas Books, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations together with Hard Times. The three-volume set contains A Tale of Two Cities, Little Dorrit, and The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
Titel: A Tale of Two Cities
Verlag: Peacock/ Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd.
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Popular Classics, 1994. Auflage: Reprint. Cover kann abweichen, Auflage:1994, 367 Seiten, O168,3 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 140 17,8 x 11,0 x 3,0 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 278023
Buchbeschreibung Signet, 06.02.2007., 2007. Buchzustand: Gut. Auflage: Anniversary.. 416 Seiten Sofortversand! Gutes Exemplar, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Cover/SU berieben/bestoßen, Schnitt/Papier nachgedunkelt, innen sehr gut, wirkt ungelesen; good – edges/text pages yellowed/darkened Immediate delivery in bubble wrap envelope! Good copy, light signs of previous use, cover/dust jacket has some rubbing/wear (along the edges), edges/text pages show yellowing/darkening, interior in good condition 150608av61 ISBN: 9780451530578 Alle Preise inkl. MwST Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 437 24,0 x 17,5 x 1,5 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 324599
Buchbeschreibung Harlow, Longman, 1999. 8°, Softcover/Paperback. Buchzustand: Gut. (Longman Classics). 80 Seiten Name im Vorsatz, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, good copy, A13543 ISBN 9780582030473 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 88. Artikel-Nr. 995647
Buchbeschreibung London; Penguin Classics, 2012. Softcover/Paperback. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. keine Auflage ersichtlich. 460 Seiten Das Buch befindet sich in einem sehr guten Zustand. Es ist gebraucht und hat nur geringe Gebrauchsspuren, wie Verfärbung der Schnittkanten, leichter Abrieb an den Kanten vom Einband. Im Buch keine Einträge oder Beschriftungen. Nichtraucherbuch. Rik311297CS Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 320. Artikel-Nr. 81762
Buchbeschreibung Ware, Hertfordsh. : Wordsworth Ed., 1993. [VIII], 424 pp. 8°. Orig. pb. Condition: very good. (Wordsworth Classics). Artikel-Nr. 10665
Buchbeschreibung Oxford Paperbacks, 1994. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Akzeptabel. 836 Seiten Vollständiges Exemplar mit Gebrauchsspuren. Englisch. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 567. Artikel-Nr. 660221866
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1962. gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gut. 358 Seiten; Der Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Werks ist trotz seiner Bibliotheksnutzung sehr sauber. Es befindet sich lediglich ein Bibliotheksstempel im Buch; ordnungsgemäß entwidmet. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 460. Artikel-Nr. 1453958
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1971. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1971. 410 pages. Paperback rated as Very Good - Cards, pages, and binding are better than usually found for this title and publication year. World of Rare Books specializes in old and hard-to-find titles. Artikel-Nr. 1500454875KDG
Buchbeschreibung Signet Books, 1963. Buchzustand: Good. 1963. 378 pages. Good condition paperback; as expected for age. Cards, pages, and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, inscriptions, light foxing and tanning. Artikel-Nr. 1501248174KDG
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1975. Buchzustand: Good. 1975. 410 pages. Good condition paperback; as expected for age. Cards, pages, and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, inscriptions, light foxing and tanning. Artikel-Nr. 1508763713KDG