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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) was first published in thirty-one weekly instalments in the periodica... Read More

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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) was first published in thirty-one weekly instalments in the periodical All the Year Round. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, this is Dickens’ second historical novel. While portraying tyrannical French aristocracy who were in turn brutalized by the revolutionaries, Dickens, in this book, also draws many ugly parallels between the French and English social structures of the time. Over the years, there have been numerous adaptations of the novel such as the 1935 Academy Award-nominated Hollywood film of the same name, and three BBC mini-series productions, among others. In 1938, the novel was also turned into a radio play with Orson Welles as Dr Manette and Sydney Carton.

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Title: A Tale Of Two Cities
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Pan Macmillan U.K Publishing
ISBN: 9781509848997
SKU: BK0257970
EAN: 9781509848997
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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