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Puffin Classics : A Tale of Two Cities

Puffin Classics

By: Charles Dickens , Roddy Doyle (Introduction by)


Published: May 2009
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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Journey from Paris to London – and back

Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton may look the same but their personalities are very different. One day, in the midst of the French Revolution, Charles flees to London to escape the trouble in France. But when he learns that his servant is facing death, he returns to Paris to save him. Charles's own life is endangered on the way and he is captured. Sydney may be able to help him – but will their strong resemblance be enough to save Charles's life?

About The Author

Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of the most recognized celebrities of English literature. His many books include Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.

["A Tale of Two Cities"] has the best of Dickens and the worst of Dickens: a dark, driven opening, and a celestial but melodramatic ending; a terrifyingly demonic villainess and (even by Dickens standards) an impossibly angelic heroine. Though its version of the French Revolution is brutally simplified, its engagement with the immense moral themes of rebirth and terror, justice, and sacrifice gets right to the heart of the matter . . . For every reader in the past hundred and forty years and for hundreds to come, it is an unforgettable ride. from the Introduction by Simon Schama"

ISBN: 9780141325545
ISBN-10: 0141325542
Series: Puffin Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: May 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 12.9  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1