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- DescriptionA Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens's most exciting books, set against the backdrop of the French revolution, in which two generations struggle against the injustices of first a corrupt aristocracy and then the mindless rule of the mob.Illustrated by H K Browne 'Phiz', with an Afterword by Sam Gilpin.
- Author BiographyCharles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth, where his father worked as a clerk. Living in London in 1824, Dickens was sent by his family to work in a blacking-warehouse, and his father was arrested and imprisoned for debt. Fortunes improved and Dickens returned to school, eventually becoming a parliamentary reporter. His first piece of fiction was published by a magazine in December 1832, and by 1836 he had begun his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. He focused his career on writing, completing fourteen highly successful novels, as well as penning journalism, shorter fiction and travel books. He died in 1870.
- Author(s)Charles Dickens
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication01/09/2003
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMacmillan Collector's Library
- Out-of-print date17/09/2016
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight282 g
- Width101 mm
- Height158 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edition StatementMain Market Ed.
Most relevant reviews
- andreismol13 Mar, 2013by
An excellent, beautifully presented book.
When I recieved this book, I was slightly surprised as to its small size - at 10 by 16cm, it's compact enough to fit into a medium-sized pocket. However, the book is very beautiful and its size does not compromise the ease with which the text can be read. The paper on which the book is printed is quite thin - like the sort you can find in Bibles in hotels - and so the thickness of the book is acceptable. The dust cover which is included with this book can be removed to a plain burgundy-coloured binding. The golden coloured ("gilt") edges and the built-in bookmark both add to the appeal of the book, and the series which this book is from, "Collector's Library" (a collection of classic works), is definitely worth a look as well. As an edition, this book is pretty much perfect - my only advice to you is to consider whether you really want to read a Charles Dickens book before purchasing this novel - Dickens's style of writing is, to put it mildly, not for everyone. Read full review