A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels (Oprah's Book Club)

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels (Oprah's Book Club)

Charles Dickens


A story of 2 towns and nice expectanciesTwo of the main liked novels in all of English literature--together in a single awesome volume.

A story of 2 CITIES
After 18 years as a political prisoner within the Bastille, the getting older health care provider Manette is eventually published and reunited together with his daughter in England. There the lives of the 2 very various males, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable yet very good English legal professional, turn into enmeshed via their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they're drawn opposed to their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris on the peak of the Reign of Terror, they usually quickly fall below the deadly shadow of the guillotine.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
A terrifying come across with an escaped convict in a graveyard at the wild Kent marshes; a summons to satisfy the sour, decaying leave out Havisham and her attractive, cold-hearted ward Estella; the unexpected generosity of a mysterious benefactor--these shape a chain of occasions that alterations the orphaned Pip's existence endlessly, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to start a brand new existence as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting past due novel depicts Pip’s schooling and improvement via adversity as he discovers the genuine nature of his "great expectations."

This deluxe paperback variation features
•    French flaps
•    rough-cut top of the range paper
•    complimentary entrance- and back-cover designs highlighting every one novel and together with foil and debossing

A Charles Dickens Timeline

1812 Born February 7 in Portsmouth, England
1824 His father John despatched to Marshalsea Debtor's criminal for a debt of £40 and 10 shillings
Began operating 10-hour days in shoe-polish warehouse to assist aid family
1833 First tale, "A Dinner at Poplar Walk," seemed within the Monthly Magazine
1836 First publication, Sketches by means of Boz, accumulated his early journalism and stories
First novel, The Pickwick Papers, begun its per 30 days serialization
Married Catherine Hogarth
1837-39 Oliver Twist seemed in per month installments
1838-39 Nicholas Nickleby serialized
1840-41 The outdated interest Shop
1841 Barnaby Rudge
1842 American Notes, in line with his travel that yr of the United States
1843 The Christmas Carol, the 1st of his "Christmas tales"
1843-44 Martin Chuzzlewit
1846-48 Dombey and Son
1849-50 David Copperfield
1852-53 Bleak House
1854 Hard Times
1855-57 Little Dorrit
1857 Met actress Ellen Ternan, his longtime companion
1858 Separated from his spouse, Catherine
1859 A story of 2 Cities
1860-61 Great Expectations
1864-65 Our Mutual Friend
1867-68 Second journey of America
1868-69 Farewell studying journey of the British Isles
1870 The secret of Edwin Drood (unfinished)
Died from a stroke on June 9

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