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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

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Description

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:

  • extensive introductory comment on the contexts and many interpretations of the text, from publication to the present
  • annotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and the text itself
  • cross-references between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
  • suggestions for further reading.

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.

Contents

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

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Description: Edited by Ruth Glancy. 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...
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