A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin) by Charles Dickens, Richard Maxwell (editor)

By Charles Dickens, Richard Maxwell (editor)

Show description

Read or Download A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin) PDF

Similar deals in books books

Every Visible Thing: A Novel (P.S.)

5 years in the past the eldest Furey son, Hugh, ran off into the evening and not back. His mom and dad, estranged by way of grief, try to place the tragedy at the back of them after a protracted, onerous, and fruitless seek. His mom, improving from an emotional breakdown, has misplaced herself in a brand new occupation; Hugh's father, having deserted his religion and his place as a theology professor, now cares halfheartedly for his or her final little ones.

One Touch of Scandal (Avon)

Opposed to the glamorous backdrop of Victorian excessive society, Liz Carlyle paints a dramatic story of harmful hope, the 1st in her hot new trilogy. All Grace Gauthier ever sought after was once the safety of an excellent marriage, relations, and residential. in its place, despised via her aristocratic father’s family members as a result of her mother’s overseas beginning, she’s taken a “safe” place as a governess.

We Need to Talk About Kevin (P.S.)

Eva by no means rather desired to be a mother—and on no account the mum of a boy who finally ends up murdering seven of his fellow highschool scholars, a cafeteria employee, and a much-adored instructor who attempted to befriend him, all days ahead of his 16th birthday. Now, years later, it's time for her to return to phrases with marriage, occupation, relatives, parenthood, and Kevin’s bad rampage, in a chain of startlingly direct correspondences along with her estranged husband, Franklin.

Conquering Eating Disorders: How Family Communication Heals

One out of each 100 younger ladies is anorexic. 4 out of each 100 are bulimic. total, learn means that 8 million Americans—men and women—have an consuming illness. but within the face of those startling information, mom and dad should not have a transparent realizing of ways to aid their baby conquer an consuming ailment.

Extra resources for A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin)

Example text

In Paris, city of public revelations, the Bastille prisoner’s confession will be read back to him before a crowd which yells for Darnay’s execution. The mob articulates an anger which Manette, according to his own lights, should not be feeling. He insists throughout the earlier Parisian scenes that he wants to save Darnay and that, in fact, he has saved him. However, once the Bastille yields up its secret, Manette’s own unarticulated desires can be used against him and against the benign intentions which he persistently articulates.

Despite himself, Manette denounces Darnay, and denounces him more effectively than anyone else could have done. The second crucial male character in the novel is Darnay, not only Manette’s son-in-law but, in effect, his rival. Though he lacks vividness, this character remains a figure of considerable interest: he is this novel’s central embodiment of the problem of the aristocracy in the French Revolution. In a famously hostile review, Fitzjames Stephens complained that Dickens had unfairly represented the old regime as composed of wicked aristocrats.

519. ‘The Guillotine’ was first published in the Quarterly Review (1843). 12. Cf. Honoré de Balzac’s Les Chouans (1829) and Anthony Trollope’s La Vendée (1849). Even Victor Hugo’s much less conservative Quatrevingt-Treize (1874) is largely devoted to La Vendée. 13. On 17 November 1793, Robespierre proposed: ‘Between the people and its enemies, there has been a constant reaction in which a progressive violence has, in a few years, made up for the work of several centuries’ (‘Séance du 27 Brumaire An 11 (17 November 1793): Rapport sur la situation politique de la République’, in Oeuvres de Maximilien Robespierre, 10 vols.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.09 of 5 – based on 11 votes