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A Tale of Two Cities - a book by Dickens, Charles

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities( )
Author: Dickens, Charles
Illustrator: Donnelly, Karen
Retold by: Tavner, Gill
Series title:Charles Dickens Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Real Reads Ltd.
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $6.95
Book Description:

'It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done.'

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Historical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.07 x 7.683 Inches
Book Weight:0.352 Pounds
Author Biography
Dickens, Charles (Author)
Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s.

His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.


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