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A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, Easton Press 100 Greatest Books, Limited Edition

A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, Easton Press 100 Greatest Books, Limited Edition

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A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens’s great historical novel, set against the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. The most famous and perhaps the most popular of his works, it compresses an event of immense complexity to the scale of a family history, with a cast of characters that includes a bloodthirsty ogress and an antihero as believably flawed as any in modern fiction. Though the least typical of the author’s novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes—imprisonment, injustice, social anarchy, resurrection, and the renunciation that fosters renewal.

Charles Dickens is considered the greatest author of the Victorian Period. His works are characterized by attacks on social evils, injustice, and hypocrisy.

Dickens opens the novel with a sentence that has become famous:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Bound in full genuine red leather by The Easton Press. Collector's Edition of the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written in 1981. All edges gold gilt in perfect condition with silk moire end papers and attached satin bookmark ribbon. No dustjacket issued.

  • Seller Notes: “Very good condition though not unread.”
  • Binding: Leather
  • Edition: Limited Edition, 1st Edition
  • Special Attributes: Satin ribbon page marker
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Publisher: The Easton Press
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1981
  • Item Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Language: English
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