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A tale of two cities
(eAudiobook)

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[United States] : Recorded Books, Inc., 1986.
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eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Content Description:
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 31 min.)) : digital.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 9.7 - AR Pts: 27
Lexile measure:
870L
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Novel by Charles Dickens, published both serially and in book form in 1859. The story is set in the late 18th century against the background of the French Revolution. Although Dickens borrowed from Thomas Carlyle's history, The French Revolution, for his sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris, the novel offers more drama than accuracy. The scenes of large-scale mob violence are especially vivid, if superficial in historical understanding. The complex plot involves Sydney Carton's sacrifice of his own life on behalf of his friends Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess--the latter memorably caricatured in Madame Defarge, who knits beside the guillotine. The book is perhaps best known for its opening lines, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," and for Carton's last speech, in which he says of his replacing Darnay in a prison cell, "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." -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781449880842 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1449880843 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 9.7, 27 Points
Lexile measure:
870

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Narrated by Frank Muller.
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Novel by Charles Dickens, published both serially and in book form in 1859. The story is set in the late 18th century against the background of the French Revolution. Although Dickens borrowed from Thomas Carlyle's history, The French Revolution, for his sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris, the novel offers more drama than accuracy. The scenes of large-scale mob violence are especially vivid, if superficial in historical understanding. The complex plot involves Sydney Carton's sacrifice of his own life on behalf of his friends Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess--the latter memorably caricatured in Madame Defarge, who knits beside the guillotine. The book is perhaps best known for its opening lines, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," and for Carton's last speech, in which he says of his replacing Darnay in a prison cell, "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." -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dickens, C., & Muller, F. (1986). A tale of two cities. Unabridged. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Frank Muller. 1986. A Tale of Two Cities. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 and Frank Muller, A Tale of Two Cities. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc, 1986.

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Dickens, Charles, and Frank Muller. A Tale of Two Cities. Unabridged. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc, 1986.

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