A Tale of Two Cities / Great Expectations by Charles DickensTwo of the most beloved novels in all of English literature-together in one extraordinary volume.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of the two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. 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 the guillotine.
A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor- these form a series of events that changes the orphaned Pips life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickenss haunting late novel depicts Pips education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his great expectations.
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A Tale of Two Cities
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It is , and Mr. Jarvis Lorry is traveling to Dover to meet Lucie Manette.
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The year is late , and Jarvis Lorry travels from London to Paris on a secret mission for his employer, Tellson's Bank. When Mr. Lorry and Lucie arrive in Paris, they find the Doctor's former servant, Ernest Defarge, caring for him.
In his lifetime Charles Dickens achieved a popularity we associate nowadays with rock stars. His works were international best-sellers, and Dickens himself was in great demand: he excelled as a speaker, an actor-director of amateur theatricals, and a dramatic reader of his own fiction. At times Dickens' skill as a public performer threatened to overshadow his writing career. It was said that women fainted by the dozens on hearing his narration of the murder scene from Oliver Twist. On the whole he gloried in recognition and strove to be a crowd-pleaser.
All rights reserved. While Darnay is being arrested at home, Miss Pross and Jerry are still out shopping for his feast. All of a sudden, Miss Pross sees a man and starts to scream. The man jumps in awkward embarrassment. Miss Pross runs up to him, calling out his name. Soloman, the man, drags her into an alley and tells her to shut up. Jerry follows them into the alley.