This stirring tale of resurrection, renunciation and revolution is one of Charles Dickens' most popular novels. The two cities are Paris and London. Dr Manette has been confined for 18 years in the Bastille because he found out the Marquis de Evremonde and his brother had ill treated a girl and mortally wounded a young boy. He has just been released and brought to England.Charles Darnay, who conceals the fact that he is the Marquis' nephew has left France and renounced his heritage because he hates the cruelty of the French nobility. He falls in love with Lucie, Dr Manette's daughter, and they get married. During the terrible revolution he goes to Paris to try and save a faithful servant, but is himself arrested and condemned to death and is saved only at the last moment by Sydney Carton, a reckless wastrel of an English barrister whose character is redeemed by his generous devotion to Lucie. Carton, who strongly resembles Darnay in appearance smuggles the latter out of prison and takes his place on the scaffold.
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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.
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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.
Brilliantly plotted, the novel is rich in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.
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Book Description Puffin, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0140373365
Book Description Puffin, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140373365
Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140373365 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0963596