Understanding Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities : A study guide

Charles Dickens (Auteur) Jennifer T. Furiani The original unabridged text with illustrations, commentary, context, vocabulary, and more. Paru le 12 février 2019 Roman (broché) en français
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    • Date de parution 12-02-2019
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    • A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. It follows the lives of several characters through these... Voir la suite

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    A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events. A Tale of Two Cities was published in weekly instalments from April 1859 to November 1859 in Dickens's new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. All but three of Dickens's previous novels had appeared only as monthly installments. It was the time of the French Revolution - a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens' great story of unsurpassed adventure and courage unfolds. Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, and safely transported from France to England. It would seem that they could take up the threads of their lives in peace. As fate would have it though, the pair are summoned to the Old Bailey to testify against a young Frenchman - Charles Darnay - falsely accused of treason. Strangely enough, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to another man in the courtroom, the dissolute lawyer's clerk Sydney Carton. It is a coincidence that saves Darnay from certain doom more than once. Brilliantly plotted, the novel is rich in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine. Novel by Charles Dickens, published both serially and in book form in 1859. The story is set in the late 18th century against the background of the French Revolution. Although Dickens borrowed from Thomas Carlyle's history, The French Revolution, for his sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris, the novel offers more drama than accuracy. The scenes of large-scale mob violence are especially vivid, if superficial in historical understanding. The complex plot involves Sydney Carton's sacrifice of his own life on behalf of his friends Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette.

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    Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens

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    Charles Dickens, né à Portsmouth dans le comté du Hampshire le 7 février 1812, mort à Gad's Hill dans le Kent le 9 juin 1870, est un romancier britannique. Il est le plus célèbre des écrivains anglais du XIXe siècle. Issu d'une famille peu fortunée, Charles Dickens est né à Landport, un petit faubourg de Portsmouth, le 7 février 1812. La famille Dickens déménage à Londres en 1815, puis à Chatham en 1817. Ce furent les meilleures années de l'enfance de Charles. Il quitte l'école et en 1824... Lire la suite

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    Jennifer T. Furiani

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    Books On Demand

    Date de parution

    12-02-2019

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    0,0010kg

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    978-2322151172

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    2322151173

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    460