A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens, Charles
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'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'Vividly interweaving epic historical drama with personal tragedy, Dickens's gripping novel depicts the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, as they become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette, the daughter of a political prisoner. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'Vividly interweaving epic historical drama with personal tragedy, Dickens's gripping novel depicts the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, as they become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette, the daughter of a political prisoner. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. Edited with an Introduction and notes by Richard Maxwell
  • Produktdetails
  • Penguin Classics
  • Verlag: Penguin Uk
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 71530
  • Revised ed.
  • Seitenzahl: 544
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30. Januar 2003
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 196mm x 131mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 367g
  • ISBN-13: 9780141439600
  • ISBN-10: 0141439602
  • Artikelnr.: 11727428
Autorenporträt
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) wuchs selbst in ärmlichen Verhältnissen in Portsmouth und London auf. Bereits mit zehn Jahren musste er die Schule abbrechen um als Hilfsarbeiter den Lebensunterhalt der Familie zu bestreiten. Diese Erfahrungen haben Dickens' Werke maßgeblich beeinflusst: er hat die Sorgen und Nöte der kleinen Leute in die Literatur eingeführt und harsche Kritik an den sozialen Missständen seiner Zeit geübt und kann so als Begründer des sozialen Romans bezeichnet werden.
Rezensionen
"[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