Young Englishman Sidney Carton gives his life during the French Revolution to save the husband of the woman he loves, in an epic novel set against the turbulent backdrop of eighteenth-century France. Reissue.
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: With his sublime parting words, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done..." Sidney Carton joins that exhalted group of Dickensian characters who have earned a permanent place in the popular literary imagination. His dramatic story, set against the volcanic fury of the French Revolution and pervaded by the ominous rumble of the death carts trundling toward the guillotine, is the heart-stirring tale of a heroic soul in an age gone mad. A masterful pageant of idealism, love, and adventure -- in a Paris bursting with revolutionary frenzy, and a London alive with anxious anticipation -- A Tale of Two Cities
is one of Dickens's most energetic and exciting works.