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A Tale of Two Cities (Signet Classics) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

That includes a brand new advent via literature pupil Frederick Busch, the immortal novel of the French Revolution tells the tale of the brave Sydney Carton, a guy able to provide his lifestyles for a girl who shouldn't be his. Reprint."

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It got into shadows on the road, and lay cunningly on its back to trip him up. ” Although Dickens writes in his Preface that his novel has “had complete possession of me” and that “what is done and suffered in these pages . . I have certainly done and suffered it all myself,” he is also able to write in his memorable first sentence that the times, and his times, were not only the worst but the best, not only the season of darkness, but also the season of light. He, like so many other Victorians, thought it a duty to fight despair.

First Signet Classics Printing, February 1960 First Signet Classics Printing (Wilson Afterword), February 2007 Introduction copyright © Frederick Busch, 1997 Afterword copyright © A. N. Wilson, 2007 All rights reserved eISBN : 978-1-101-04367-7 REGISTERED TRADEMARK—MARCA REGISTRADA The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this book via the Internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal and punishable by law. Please purchase only authorized electronic editions, and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrighted materials.

Now, which of the multitude of faces that showed themselves before him was the true face of the buried person, the shadows of the night did not indicate; but they were all the faces of a man of five-and-forty by years, and they differed principally in the passions they expressed, and in the ghastliness of their worn and wasted state. Pride, contempt, defiance, stubbornness, submission, lamentation, succeeded one another; so did varieties of sunken cheek, cadaverous colour, emaciated hands and figures.

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