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A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels (Oprahs Book Club)
A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels (Oprahs Book Club) by Charles Dickens 0142196584 9780142196588
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A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels (Oprahs Book Club) by Charles Dickens

Two of the most beloved novels in all of English literature-together in one extraordinary volume * A Tale of Two Cities - It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known. After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of the two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of the guillotine. * Great Expectations - Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlaying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before-more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle. A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor-these form a series of events that changes the orphaned Pips life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickenss haunting late novel depicts Pips education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his great expectations.

Author: Charles Dickens

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 848

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 2010-12-06

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ISBN: 0142196584

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