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A TALE OF TWO CITIES

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES

by DICKENS, CHARLES

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London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. pp: [vii] viii-x [1]2-254. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Bound in full red calf with gilt trim, raised bands trimmed in gilt, title stamped in gilt. All edges trimmed in gilt. Held in matching red slipcase. The love theme triangle in the novel was likely inspired by a similar situation in 'The Frozen Deep', a play in which Dickens acted. Frontispiece and fourteen plates. Page 213 mis numbered as '113'. Gimbel A143. The 45-chapter novel was published in 31 weekly installments in Dickens' new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. From April 1859 to November 1859, Dickens also republished the chapters as eight monthly sections in green covers.The first weekly installment of A Tale of Two Cities ran in the first issue of All the Year Round on 30 April 1859. The last ran thirty weeks later, on 26 November. This was the last of Dickens' novels to be illustrated by Browne.

Synopsis

Written by Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities is a historical novel that follows Manette, a French doctor imprisoned for 18 long years in Paris’s Bastille. Following his release, he goes to live in London with his daughter Lucie, who had never met him and believed him to be dead. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution and Reign of Terror, A Tale of Two Cities is a fictitious story that falls both into the historical and adventure genres. The famous book is one of the bestselling novels of all time, both for the atmosphere that Dickens’ creates and the tension he weaves. Full of love and brutality, A Tale of Two Cities exposes the highs and lows of humanity. 

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Bookseller
MAPLE RIDGE BOOKS CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
005708
Title
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Author
DICKENS, CHARLES
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
Chapman & Hall
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1859
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
French Revolution, London, historical novels, Bastille, Reign of Terror, Best sellers, Alexandre Manette, The Frozen Deep, The Dead Heart, Watts Phillips, Thomas Carlyle, weekly installments, All the Year Round, resurrection, Historical, General

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