By Charles Dickens
One hundred and fiftieth ANNIVERSARY version
With dramatic eloquence, this tale of the French Revolution brings to lifestyles a time of terror and treason, and a ravenous humans emerging in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime.
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Gentleman’s valise and hot water to Concord. Pull off gentleman’s boots in Concord. ) Fetch barber to Concord. ” The Concord bedchamber being always assigned to a passenger by the mail, and passengers by the mail being always heavily wrapped up from head to foot, the room had the odd interest for the establishment of the Royal George, that although but one kind of man was seen to go into it, all kinds and varieties of men came out of it. Consequently, another drawer, and two porters, and several maids and the landlady, were all loitering by accident at various points of the road between the Concord and the coffee-room, when a gentleman of sixty, formally dressed in a brown suit of clothes, pretty well worn, but very well kept, with large square cuffs and large flaps to the pockets, passed along on his way to his breakfast.
He set down his glass untouched. ” said he. In a very few minutes the waiter came in to announce that Miss Manette had arrived from London, and would be happy to see the gentleman from Tellson’s. ” Miss Manette had taken some refreshment on the road, and required none then, and was extremely anxious to see the gentleman from Tellson’s immediately, if it suited his pleasure and convenience. The gentleman from Tellson’s had nothing left for it but to empty his glass with an air of stolid desperation, settle his odd little flaxen wig at the ears, and follow the waiter to Miss Manette’s apartment.
N. Wilson, 2007 All rights reserved eISBN : 978-1-101-04367-7 REGISTERED TRADEMARK—MARCA REGISTRADA The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this book via the Internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal and punishable by law. Please purchase only authorized electronic editions, and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrighted materials. Your support of the author’s rights is appreciated. com THIS TALE IS INSCRIBED TO THE LORD JOHN RUSSELL IN REMEMBRANCE OF MANY PUBLIC SERVICES AND PRIVATE KINDNESSES INTRODUCTION: THE MEASURE OF SEPARATENESS Although most first readers of A Tale of Two Cities know its rough outlines—the father locked away in the Bastille, the beautiful, dutiful daughter who helps him to find comfort once he is released, the frenzied slaughter of the revolution, Carton the Gothic hero, handsomely imperfect, who finds real life in his sacrificial death (the “far, far better thing that I do .
A Tale of Two Cities (150th Anniversary Edition) by Charles Dickens