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


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0345529642
Category: Fiction
Page: 976
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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.

A Tale of Two Cities

Easyread Comfort Edition
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427017158
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
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Great Expectations


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
ISBN: 9781602918122
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 88
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Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classics will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.Pip is headed for an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's forge. Then an anonymous donor appears, and sends Pip to London to live as a gentleman. Pip is sure he knows the identity of his secret benefactor. He couldn't be more surprised when he finds that he's been mistaken all along.

Oliver Twist


Author: Dickens
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8172248962
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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In a ramshackle workhouse of a parish in England, a baby boy was born to a woman who died in child birth. The boy was named OLIVER TWIST. He spent a sad childhood in abject misery in various workhouses. At the age of twelve, he runs away to London where h

Ben Hur

a tale of the Christ
Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 560
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Handsome son of an old, eminent Jewish family of Jerusalem, Ben-Hur is betrayed by his best friend, Messala. Condemned to life as a galley slave, the future looks dismal, but Providence opens a way of escape and promises a bright, new future. As a free man, Ben-Hur gets his chance for revenge and reclaims the honor of his family name. Love fills his life, but hate still boils in his breast.

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


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074848515
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 424
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This carefully crafted ebook: “A Tale of Two Cities (Unabridged with the original illustrations by Phiz) ” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This edition includes illustrations from the original publication of this work, by artist Hablot "Phiz" Knight Browne. Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities thrives on tension and conflict between Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton who fight for Doctor Manette's beautiful and kind daughter Lucie Mannette. From the tranquil streets of London, they are found against their will in the treacherous streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, the bloody backdrop of the French Revolution. A Tale of Two Cities opens in 1775, when Doctor Manette is reunited with his daughter Lucie after having been locked away in the Bastille for 18 years. Lucie nurtures her half-mad father back to health, but their troubles are far from over, as their lives become entangled with the emigrant son of the Marquis St. Evrémonde, the wayward ne'er-do-well Sydney Carton, and the vengeful Madame and Monsieur Defarge. Set against the terror and turmoil of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most loved works—a historical adventure of high drama and surprising depth. Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 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.

The Raven and the Monkey's Paw

Classics of Horror and Suspense from the Modern Library
Author: Edgar Allan Poe,Edith Wharton,Saki,Charles Dickens,O. Henry
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307824020
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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The third in the Modern Library's series of original compilations, The Raven and the Monkey's Paw is a collection of classic tales and poems to engage our fear-seeking senses. The beauty of these stories and poems lies in their readability: ideal for sharing aloud around the campfire or for a quick, thrilling dip . . . under the covers with a flashlight. The writing itself sends as many awe-inspired shivers down the spine as do the ghosts and goblins on these pages. Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the horror story and the chiming lyric poem, opens the volume with his best-loved stories: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Black Cat," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Premature Burial," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "Berenice," and "Ligeia." Every bit as chilling now as on the day they were written, these tales retain their power to stir the reader again and again. Poe, who was as well known for his poems as for his stories, is also represented by such verse standards as "The Raven," "Lenore," "To Helen," "Ulalume," and "Annabel Lee," among others. Numerous other practitioners of the supernatural story are included: Edith Wharton, with her gripping "Afterward"; Charles Dickens and his famed ghost story "The Signalman"; W. W. Jacobs, with this com- pilation's inspiration, "The Monkey's Paw." Also here are Saki's engrossing "Sredni Vashtar"; O. Henry's story of love lost and hopes dashed, "The Furnished Room"; Wilkie Collins's lively "A Terribly Strange Bed"; and "The Boarded Window," Ambrose Bierce's tale of the bizarre. A year-round collection for reading aloud--and frightening your friends--The Raven and the Monkey's Paw will gratify all manner of thrill-seekers. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

Jaws


Author: Peter Benchley
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 0449219631
Category: Fiction
Page: 278
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When three people are killed by a great white shark in three different incidents, the police chief of a Long Island resort town is forced to take action

Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780141439679
Category: Fiction
Page: 321
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Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Kate Flint.

Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1623958997
Category: Fiction
Page: 77
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Dickens' satirical indictment of 19th century Utilitarianism “Do the wise thing and the kind thing too, and make the best of us and not the worst.” ― Charles Dickens, Hard Times Hard Times by Charles Dickens is his most unusual novel. It is substantially shorter than his others and is not set in London, but in a fictitious mil-town named Coketown. The novel follows the life of the young people and workers of Coketown as they seek to survive the utilitarian ideals manifest in the town. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

City of Saints and Madmen


Author: Jeff Vandermeer
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0307417921
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
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In City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. You hold in your hands an invitation to a place unlike any you’ve ever visited–an invitation delivered by one of our most audacious and astonishing literary magicians. City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervor and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading–and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he’s made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he’s really from a place called Chicago.… By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and “eyewitness” reports invokes a universe within a puzzlebox where you can lose–and find–yourself again. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tale of Two Cities


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Trajectory, Inc.
ISBN: 1620281031
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 48
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair" Set in the year 1775, between the cities of London and Paris, we are thrown into the turmoils of the time, where love, intrigue and self-sacrifice all lead up to the guillotine. A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens' unforgettable story of love and ultimate sacrifice. Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading and literature. A must-have classic for your digital library!

CliffsNotes on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities


Author: Marie Kalil
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544184084
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on A Tale of Two Cities, you experience one of Charles Dickens's most important works as he recounts the horrors of the French Revolution in what amounts to a cautionary tale warning of the possibility of revolution in 18th-century England. From its first line ("It was the best of times, it was the worst of times") to its last ("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"), Dickens's novel of revolution, sacrifice, and redemption continues to captivate modern imaginations. Chapter summaries and commentaries lead you through Dickens's "Tale," and critical essays give you insight into the women of A Tale of Two Cities and the French Revolution. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Charles Dickens A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Great Expectations


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 9780553212341
Category: England
Page: 458
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This Norton Critical Edition, edited by the pioneer of Great Expectations scholarship, presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel (1861) available.

Charles Dickens

Complete Novels
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780857284709
Category: Fiction
Page: 1390
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Anthem Essential Classics presents the first volume in the complete collection of Charles Dickens' great novels, which includes 'The Pickwick Papers', 'Oliver Twist' and 'Nicholas Nickleby'.

Oliver Twist


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780553210507
Category: Fiction
Page: 450
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