London and Paris of the late 1700s are twin cities -- but a dark storm is rising to tear Paris apart over the blood of her people. On the one side there is cold, aristocratic blood, responsible for centuries of oppression, and on the other, the blood of the poor, which is only just beginning to boil. Dickens skillfully weaves the unforgettable tale of an aristocrat running from his lineage and the peasant who will not forget him -- a woman with knitting needles and a guillotine.
"Whatever the word great means, Dickens was what it means."
~ G.K. Chesterton
From its enduring first lines to its climactic final chapter and famous characters, this Canon Classic is eloquent and enjoyable. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
IMPRINT: Canon Classics
AUTHOR: Charles Dickens
PAGE COUNT: 428 pages
ISBN 10: 1-944503-02-1
PUB. DATE: April 11, 2016 (first published in 1859)
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