Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities : A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook, Paperback Book

Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities : A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook Paperback

Edited by Ruth Glancy

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series

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Since its publication in 1859, A Tale of Two Cities has remained the best-known fictional recreation of the French Revolution, and one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels.

A Tale of Two Cities blends a moving love story with the familiar figures of the Revolution-Bastille prisoners, a starving Parisian mob, and an indolent aristocracy. Taking the form of a sourcebook, this guide to Dickens's dramatic novel offers:extensive introductory comment on the contexts and many interpretations of the text, from publication to the presentannotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and the text itselfcross-references between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticismsuggestions for further reading. This volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of A Tale of Two Cities and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Dickens' text.

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