Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities
A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook
Edited by Ruth Glancy
Routledge – 2006 – 192 pages
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
Since its publication in 1859, A Tale of Two Cities has remained the best-known fictional recreation of the French Revolution, and one of Charles Dickens’s most exciting novels. A Tale of Two Cities blends a moving love story with the familiar figures of the Revolution—Bastille prisoners, a starving Parisian mob, and an indolent aristocracy.
Taking the form of a sourcebook, this guide to Dickens's dramatic novel offers:
This volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of A Tale of Two Cities and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Dickens' text.
Introduction Part 1: Contexts Part 2: Interpretations Part 3: Key Passages Part 4: Further Reading Recommended Editions of A Tale of Two Cities. Recommended Collections of Essays and Other Book-Length Source Materials. Critical Studies