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A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens
  • ISBN Code: : 0141919086
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton are alike in appearance, different in character and in love with the same woman. In the midst of the French Revolution, Darnay, who has fled to London to escape the cruelty of the French nobility, must return to Paris to rescue his servant from death. But he endangers his own life and is captured. Carton may be able to help, but will his resemblance be enough to save Darnay's life? With an enticing introduction by bestselling author, Roddy Doyle.

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A Tale of Two Cities (Illustrated)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 373098747X
  • Total of Pages : 545
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A Tale of Two Cities When the starving French masses rise in hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent government, both the guilty and innocent become victims of their frenzied anger. Soon nothing stands in the way of the chilling figure they enlist for their cause—La Guillotine—the new invention for efficiently chopping off heads. Charles Dickens' compelling portrait of the results of terror and treason, love and supreme sacrifice continues to captivate readers around the world. With Frank Muller's brilliant performance, unforgettable characters—the ever-knitting Madame Defarge, the lovely Lucie Manette, her broken father, the honorable Charles Darnay, and the sometimes scurrilous Sydney Carton—burst from the pages, full of life and passion. This novel provides a highly-charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice. Private experience and public history, during the French Revolution.

A Tale of two Cities and Tess of the d’Urbervilles

By Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy
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  • Book Code : 9354862594
  • Total of Pages : 810
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A Tale of two Cities Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. His famous plays are - A Tale of two cities', 'No Thorough fare, The Frozen Deep. A Tale of Two Cities is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Manette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation. Tess of the D'’Ubervilles The story of Tess of the D'Urbervilles revolves around a 16 year old very simple girl, named Tess Durbey-field. Since the family suffers acute financial crisis, so they approach the D'Urbervilles family who are holding huge land and having lot of money. There Tess meets Alec D'Urberville, who finds himself attracted to Tess. She meets Mr. Crick for another job. She also meets one more fellow Angel Clare, who is a travelling farmers apprentice. They marry each other. But after knowing her story, again there is a turn in Tess life. How she manages all such situation, how she meets all the financial aspects, lot of things happen with Tess.

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
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Charles Dickens is the greatest writer of the Victorian era who became the classic of English literature while still being alive. This book contains the cream of author’s creations. Here can be found an amusing novel about the adventures of English gentlemen The Pickwick Papers and fascinating story Great Expectations about wealth that came upon a young apprentice Pip. The book is garnished with such novels as Oliver Twist which is about a young vagrant who unexpectedly finds relatives and David Copperfield that describes the power of human will in overcoming any difficulties on the way to happiness. Dickens can be called one of the most human loving authors, he teaches the reader to be sincerely happy or sad. To be sad because of the horrible misery the characters of his books feel, to be happy due to kind and soft humour inseparable with the narration of his characters’ life adventures. ContentS: - A Tale of Two Cities - Great Expectations - A Christmas Carol in Prose - Hard Times - Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress - David Copperfield - Bleak house - The Pickwick Papers - Our Mutual Friend - Little Dorrit - The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby - The Old Curiosity Shop - American Notes for General Circulation - Dombey and Son - The Mystery of Edwin Drood - A tale of the riots of ‘eighty - Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit - Three Ghost Stories - Hunted Down - Pictures from Italy - A child’s history of England - To be Read at Dusk - The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home - The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain - Holiday Romance - The Lamplighter - THE SEVEN POOR TRAVELLERS — IN THREE CHAPTERS - MUGBY JUNCTION - GEORGE SILVERMAN’S EXPLANATION - The Wreck of the Golden Mary - DOCTOR MARIGOLD - Master Humphrey's Clock - The Battle of Life - MUDFOG AND OTHER SKETCHES

A Tale of Two Cities - With Audio Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0194632121
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
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A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Ralph Mowat. ‘The Marquis lay there, like stone, with a knife pushed into his heart. On his chest lay a piece of paper, with the words: Drive him fast to the grave. This is from JACQUES.’ The French Revolution brings terror and death to many people. But even in these troubled times people can still love and be kind. They can be generous and true-hearted . . . and brave.

A Tale of Two Cities

By Dickens Charles
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521001891
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Charles Dickens Full name Charles John Huffam Dickens. (1812 – 1870) A famous English writer and social critic. Charles Dickens is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics had recognised him as a literary genius. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period.

A Tale of Two Cities (雙城記)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 51
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
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A Tale of Two Cities (Collins Classics)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007382545
  • Total of Pages : 320
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HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-loved, essential classics.

A Study Guide for Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410319806
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Study Guide to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

By Intelligent Education
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  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Book Code : 1645420493
  • Total of Pages : 158
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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, a unique storytelling that expands the understanding of the French Revolution. As a novel written in 1859 but set in the years leading up to the French Revolution, the major theme of social injustice that is portrayed in this famous work allows readers to relate to the current political unrest. Moreover, this historic novel uses unique storytelling through scene-changing syntax to broaden the perspective of time. to broaden the perspective of the time. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Dickens’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper into their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities and the French Revolution

By C. Jones,J. McDonagh,J. Mee
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230273890
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Tale of Two Cities has always been one of Dickens's most popular texts. Using a variety of disciplinary approaches, this new collection of essays examines the origins of Dickens vision of the French Revolution, the literary power of the text itself, and its enduring place in British culture through stage and screen adaptations.

A Tale of two Cities and Treasure Island

By Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson
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  • Book Code : 9354862950
  • Total of Pages : 614
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A Tale of two Cities Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. His famous plays are - A Tale of two cities’, ‘No Thorough fare, The Frozen Deep. A Tale of Two Cities is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Manette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation. Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson, the author is best known for ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Kidnapped’, and ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde’.He is most widely read author in the world.He wrote everything plays, poems, essays on literary criticism and theory, travelogues, romances, adventure stories, fantasies, fables and short stories and he wrote in a manner which pulled the reader right into the world he strove hard to create.Very adventurous story, well created. Readers will surely enjoy the story. And though the critics might take a longer time to appreciate the literary genius of Stevenson’s works, for the common reader he remains a man with a hundred fascinating stories to tell…a man whose words bring magic and wonder, and happiness to one who reads.

Selected works of Charles Dickens: A Tale Of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol , Oliver Twist

By Charles Dickens
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Selected works of Charles Dickens from the series "Best of the Best" is the book that everyone should read to understand themselves and each other. The authors and works for this book series were selected, as a result of numerous studies, analysis of the texts over the past 100 years and the demand for readers. It must be read in order to understand the world around us, its history, to recognize the heroes, to understand the winged expressions and jokes that come from these literary works. Reading these books will mean the discovery of a world of self-development and self-expression for each person. These books have been around for decades, and sometimes centuries, for the time they recreate, the values they teach, the point of view, or simply the beauty of words. This volume of the Best of the Best series includes famous works • Great Expectations • David Copperfield • Oliver Twist • Bleak House • A Tale Of Two Cities • A Christmas Carol • Our Mutual Friend • Little Dorrit • The Pickwick Papers

A Tale of Two Cities (Unabridged with the original illustrations by Phiz)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Total of Pages : 424
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Tale of Two Cities is is a novel set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The main characters — Doctor Alexandre Manette, Charles Darnay, and Sydney Carton — are all recalled to life, or resurrected, in different ways as turmoil erupts. Great Expectations centers around a poor young man by the name of Pip, who is given the chance to make himself a gentleman by a mysterious benefactor.

A Tale of Two Cities

By BPI
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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

By Ruth F. Glancy
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317943236
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Pride Prejudice and A Tale of two Cities

By Jane Austen and Charles Dickens
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  • Book Code : 9354862292
  • Total of Pages : 802
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June Austen is one of the most well-known and widely-read English novelists of all times. Her other published works are-’Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Mansfield Park’, and ‘Today, Austen’s works have become an important part of popular culture. They are not only a part of the English curriculum in school and collages but there are also many film and television adaptations of ‘Emma’, ‘Man-sfield Park’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’ “What is Mr. Darcy to me, pray, that I should be afraid of him I am sure we owe him no such particular civility as to be obliged to say nothing he may not like to hear.” “For heaven’s sake, madam, speak lower. What advantage can it be for you to offend Mr. Darcy. A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. His famous plays are - A Tale of two cities’, ‘No Thorough fare, The Frozen Deep. A Tale of Two Cities is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Ma-nette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation.

The Children's Book

By A. S. Byatt
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307373835
  • Total of Pages : 624
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From the renowned author of Possession, The Children’s Book is the absorbing story of the close of what has been called the Edwardian summer: the deceptively languid, blissful period that ended with the cataclysmic destruction of World War I. In this compelling novel, A.S. Byatt summons up a whole era, revealing that beneath its golden surface lay tensions that would explode into war, revolution and unbelievable change — for the generation that came of age before 1914 and, most of all, for their children. The novel centres around Olive Wellwood, a fairy tale writer, and her circle, which includes the brilliant, erratic craftsman Benedict Fludd and his apprentice Phillip Warren, a runaway from the poverty of the Potteries; Prosper Cain, the soldier who directs what will become the Victoria and Albert Museum; Olive’s brother-in-law Basil Wellwood, an officer of the Bank of England; and many others from every layer of society. A.S. Byatt traces their lives in intimate detail and moves between generations, following the children who must choose whether to follow the roles expected of them or stand up to their parents’ “porcelain socialism.” Olive’s daughter Dorothy wishes to become a doctor, while her other daughter, Hedda, wants to fight for votes for women. Her son Tom, sent to an upper-class school, wants nothing more than to spend time in the woods, tracking birds and foxes. Her nephew Charles becomes embroiled with German-influenced revolutionaries. Their portraits connect the political issues at the heart of nascent feminism and socialism with grave personal dilemmas, interlacing until The Children’s Book becomes a perfect depiction of an entire world. Olive is a fairy tale writer in the era of Peter Pan and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In the Willows, not long after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. At a time when children in England suffered deprivation by the millions, the concept of childhood was being refined and elaborated in ways that still influence us today. For each of her children, Olive writes a special, private book, bound in a different colour and placed on a shelf; when these same children are ferried off into the unremitting destruction of the Great War, the reader is left to wonder who the real children in this novel are. The Children’s Book is an astonishing novel. It is an historical feat that brings to life an era that helped shape our own as well as a gripping, personal novel about parents and children, life’s most painful struggles and its richest pleasures. No other writer could have imagined it or created it.

Doomed Romance

By Christine Leigh Heyrman
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  • Total of Pages : 304
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A thwarted love triangle of heartbreak rediscovered after almost two hundred years—two men and a woman of equal ambition—that exploded in scandal and investigation, set between America's Revolution and its Civil War, revealing an age in subtle and powerful transformation, caught between the fight for women's rights and the campaign waged by evangelical Protestants to dominate the nation's culture and politics. From the winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize in History. At its center—and the center of a love triangle—Martha Parker, a gifted young New England woman, smart, pretty, ambitious, determined to make the most of her opportunities, aspiring to become an educator and a foreign missionary. Late in 1825, Martha accepted a proposal from a schoolmaster, Thomas Tenney, only to reject him several weeks later for a rival suitor, a clergyman headed for the mission field, Elnathan Gridley. Tenney's male friends, deeply resentful of the new prominence of women in academies, benevolent and reform associations, and the mission field, decided to retaliate on Tenney's behalf by sending an anonymous letter to the head of the foreign missions board impugning Martha's character. Tenney further threatened Martha with revealing even more about their relationship, thereby ruining her future prospects as a missionary. The head of the board began an inquiry into the truth of the claims about Martha, and in so doing, collected letters, diaries, depositions, and firsthand witness accounts of Martha's character. The ruin of Martha Parker's hopes provoked a resistance within evangelical ranks over womanhood, manhood, and, surprisingly, homosexuality, ultimately threatening to destroy the foreign missions enterprise.

Stuff You Should Know

By Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250268516
  • Total of Pages : 336
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From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).

A Tale of Two Cities Thrift Study Edition

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486320901
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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Includes the unabridged text of Dicken's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

A Tale of Two Cities + Great Expectations: 2 Unabridged Classics

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026804511
  • Total of Pages : 869
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This carefully crafted ebook: "A Tale of Two Cities + Great Expectations (2 Unabridged Classics)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations are two much-loved novels by Charles Dickens. Tale of Two Cities is is a novel set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The main characters — Doctor Alexandre Manette, Charles Darnay, and Sydney Carton — are all recalled to life, or resurrected, in different ways as turmoil erupts. Great Expectations centers around a poor young man by the name of Pip, who is given the chance to make himself a gentleman by a mysterious benefactor. Great Expectations offers a fascinating view of the differences between classes during the Victorian era, as well as a great sense of comedy and pathos. Charles John Huffam Dickens ( 1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

Invisible Cities

By Italo Calvino
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 054413320X
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
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Italo Calvino's beloved, intricately crafted novel about an Emperor's travels—a brilliant journey across far-off places and distant memory. “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo—Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear.

The Rape Of Nanking

By Iris Chang
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 046502825X
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : History
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The New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal -- and forgotten -- massacres, when the Japanese army destroyed China's capital city on the eve of World War II In December 1937, one of the most horrific atrocities in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (what was then the capital of China), and within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered. In this seminal work, Iris Chang, whose own grandparents barely escaped the massacre, tells this history from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers, that of the Chinese, and that of a group of Westerners who refused to abandon the city and created a safety zone, which saved almost 300,000 Chinese. Drawing on extensive interviews with survivors and documents brought to light for the first time, Iris Chang's classic book is the definitive history of this horrifying episode. "Chang vividly, methodically, records what happened, piecing together the abundant eyewitness reports into an undeniable tapestry of horror." - Adam Hochschild, Salon !--[if !supportAnnotations]-- !--[if !supportAnnotations]-- !--[endif]--

The Frozen Deep

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849658171
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Drama
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The main actor in this play, that was co-written with Mr. Charles Dickens, is Richard Wardour, a man of violent passions, who has been supplanted in the affections of the woman to whom he was ardently attached. He discovers his successful rival in a comrade in an arctic expedition. Eager, mad for revenge, he determines to kill him. They go forth together in the rear of a party dispatched in search of succor, Richard Wardour with murder in his thoughts, Frank Aldersley unsuspecting, confiding. Companionship in suffering restores the heart of humanity to Richard Wardour. Instead of being the destroyer of his rival, he becomes his savior.

A Tale of Two Cities

By Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691188394
  • Total of Pages : 319
  • Category : History
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In the second half of the twentieth century Dominicans became New York City's largest, and poorest, new immigrant group. They toiled in garment factories and small groceries, and as taxi drivers, janitors, hospital workers, and nannies. By 1990, one of every ten Dominicans lived in New York. A Tale of Two Cities tells the fascinating story of this emblematic migration from Latin America to the United States. Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof chronicles not only how New York itself was forever transformed by Dominican settlement but also how Dominicans' lives in New York profoundly affected life in the Dominican Republic. A Tale of Two Cities is unique in offering a simultaneous, richly detailed social and cultural history of two cities bound intimately by migration. It explores how the history of burgeoning shantytowns in Santo Domingo--the capital of a rural country that had endured a century of intense U.S. intervention and was in the throes of a fitful modernization--evolved in an uneven dialogue with the culture and politics of New York's Dominican ethnic enclaves, and vice versa. In doing so it offers a new window on the lopsided history of U.S.-Latin American relations. What emerges is a unique fusion of Caribbean, Latin American, and U.S. history that very much reflects the complex global world we live in today.

A Tale of Two Cities

By Roy Dutton
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  • Publisher : Infodial
  • Book Code : 0992826500
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 388
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A tale of two cities is the true story of our tenure of the City Pub, its history and the characters that crossed its doorway. Followed by a dip into the smorgasbord of Manchester's glorious past, from the clubs and pubs that have faded into history. To the buildings and places lost in the passage of time. With contemporary news paper cuttings of events and the people that helped shape the city of Manchester. I hope you enjoy the tale of two cities as much as I have in compiling it.

双城记(A Tale of Two Cities)

By (英)查尔斯·狄更斯(Dickens C.)著
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  • Publisher : BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
  • Book Code : 7500122047
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 504
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《双城记》是世界伟大的批判现实主义杰作之一,也是英国文豪狄更斯作品中故事情节 曲折惊险、惊心动魄的小说之一。小说以18世纪的法国大革命为背景,故事中将巴黎、伦敦两个大城市连结起来,叙述梅尼特医生一家充满了爱与冒险的遭遇,中间穿插了贵族的残暴、人民的愤怒、审判间谍……

Our Mutual Friend

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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Last and one of his critically most acclaimed novels, 'Our Mutual Friend' was first published in the year 1865. It is considered to be Dickens' one of most sophisticated works, combining savage satire with social analysis. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as that of John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his inheritance. Were he alive, his father's will would require him to marry Bella Wilfer, a beautiful, mercenary girl whom he had never met. Instead, the money passes to the working-class Boffins, and the effects spread into various corners of London society.

Scenes of London Life

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1509869387
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  • Category : Fiction
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Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Chosen and introduced by the playwright J. B. Priestley, these twelve marvellous sketches are accompanied by George Cruikshank’s evocative illustrations. Charles Dickens was one of the great chroniclers of London life. From the colourful chaos of dances and gin-shops to the sparse destitution of the pawnshop and the penitentiary, he captured the grime and the glory of the English capital with singular brilliance. Orphans and beggars, lord mayors and murderers, actors, criminals, cab drivers and prostitutes; all rub shoulders in this wonderful selection from Sketches by Boz.

O Pioneers!

By Willa Cather
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473559391
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
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Willa Cather's first Great Plains novel, is at once a love letter to Nebraska and the tale of a remarkable heroine who remains resilient in the face of tragedy. ‘She is undoubtedly one of the greatest American writers’ Observer Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm when her father dies early. In spite of her brothers’ doubts, her ambitious vision for the land comes to fruition, but the price of success appears to be a small, quiet life. Then the equilibrium of country life is jeopardised by the return of Alexandra’s brother Emil and her childhood confidant, Carl Linstrum.

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Bantam Classics Editions)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Book Code : 0345529642
  • Total of Pages : 976
  • Category : Fiction
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Two classic Charles Dickens novels now available together in one convenient eBook. A Tale of Two Cities Contains an afterword by Stephen Koch. With his sublime parting words, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done..." Sidney Carton joins that exhalted group of Dickensian characters who have earned a permanent place in the popular literary imagination. His dramatic story, set against the volcanic fury of the French Revolution and pervaded by the ominous rumble of the death carts trundling toward the guillotine, is the heart-stirring tale of a heroic soul in an age gone mad. A masterful pageant of idealism, love, and adventure -- in a Paris bursting with revolutionary frenzy, and a London alive with anxious anticipation -- A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens's most energetic and exciting works. Great Expectations Contains an introduction by John Irving. In the marshy mists of a village churchyard, a tiny orphan boy named Pip is suddenly terrified by a shivering, limping convict on the run. Years later, a supremely arrogant young Pip boards the coach to London where, by the grace of a mysterious benefactor, he will join the ranks of the idle rich and "become a gentleman." Finally, in the luminous mists of the village at evening, Pip the man meets Estella, his dazzingly beautiful tormentor, in a ruined garden--and lays to rest all the heartaches and illusions that his "great expectations" have brought upon him. Dickens's biographer, Edgar H. Johnson, has said that--except for the author's last-minute tampering with his original ending--Great Expectations is "the most perfectly constructed and perfectly written of all Dickens's works." In John Irving's Introduction to this edition, the novelist takes the view that Dickens's revised ending is "far more that mirror of the quality of trust in the novel as a whole." Both versions of the ending are printed here.