A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Two of the main loved novels in all of English literature—now jointly as a Penguin Enriched eBook.

Note: this can be the Oprah's e-book membership edition.

A story of 2 CITIES
After eighteen years as a political prisoner within the Bastille, the getting older general practitioner Manette is eventually published and reunited together with his daughter in England. There the lives of the 2 very diverse males, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable yet magnificent English legal professional, develop into enmeshed via their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they're drawn opposed to their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris on the peak of the Reign of Terror, and so they quickly fall lower than the deadly shadow of the guillotine.

A terrifying stumble upon with an escaped convict in a graveyard at the wild Kent marshes; a summons to fulfill the sour, decaying leave out Havisham and her attractive, cold-hearted ward Estella; the surprising generosity of a mysterious benefactor—these shape a sequence of occasions that alterations the orphaned Pip’s existence endlessly, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to start a brand new lifestyles as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting past due novel depicts Pip's schooling and improvement via adversity as he discovers the genuine nature of his "great expectations."

This enriched version comprises: illustrations of 18th century type and tradition in Dickens’s Victorian international, the early reception for either A story of 2 towns and nice expectancies, a filmography of Dickens’s novels, additional interpreting in regards to the writer in addition to what proficient the thematic components of those vintage novels.

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