Two of the most beloved novels in all of English literature--now together as a Penguin Enriched eBook
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
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.
Penguin Enriched eBook Features for A Tale of Two Cities
-Early Reception of A Tale of Two Cities
-Psychology in A Tale of Two Cities
-Dickens and Melodrama
-Dickens and Alcohol
-Dickens and Prisons
-Illustrations of Eighteenth-Century Fashion and Culture and Dickens's Victorian World
-Filmography for Dickens's Novels
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 Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his "great expectations."
Penguin Enriched eBook Features for Great Expectations
-Early Reception of Great Expectations
-What Is "Dickensian"?
-Gothic Elements in Dickens
-Dickens and Victorian Servants
-Dickens Sites to Visit in England
-Suggested Further Reading: Victorian Fiction
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1 . Does Dickens really need help?
Posted December 11, 2010 by Pindizzy , Public LibraryCharles Dickens was and is an unqualified giant of nineteenth century English literature. That a person who merely comments on his work should share authorial credit is absurd, almost as absurd as wasting perfectly good reading time watching a foolish television show hoping a minimally qualified airhead will give you a clue about what you should read. Wise up, turn off the boob tube, go to a library (use your Sony eBook Reader Store Google access!) and enrich your life for free with Dickens, Austen, Trollope, Twain, and countless other great minds. You don't have to wait for Oprah to tell you what to read.
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