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Book and Ebook Reviews of the Best Kids' Books - Read over 147 reviews for A Tale of Two Cities: Classics Illustrated by Charles Dickens,George Evans and see what others have to say about this book before you download. Read&Download A Tale of Two Cities: Classics Illustrated by Charles Dickens,George Evans Online Author:Charles Dickens,George Evans Formats:Paperback Publication Date:Nov 19, 2015


Dickens's classic story of the French
Revolution.

Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in
colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for
younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study
questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further
engage the reader in the story.

The Classics Illustrated comic
book series began life in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre
Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included
over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new edition is
specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of
the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who
have loving memories of this series of old. Each book contains
dedicated theme discussions and study questions to further develop the
reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the work at hand.

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Feb 25, 2018

This is a completely different 'Classic Illustrated' edition of 'A Tale of Two Cities' than that published under the same banner in 1952; it has new artwork and a changed dialogue from that of the earlier edition, whilst, of course, retaining the essence of the tale.

And it still begins when it was 'The best of times, the worst of times' and 'the age of foolishness, the spring of hope and the winter of despair'. Then, after these preliminaries, a carriage is stopped and one of the passengers, This is a completely different 'Classic Illustrated' edition of 'A Tale of Two Cities' than that published under the same banner in 1952; it has new artwork and a changed dialogue from that of the earlier edition, whilst, of course, retaining the essence of the tale.

And it still begins when it was 'The best of times, the worst of times' and 'the age of foolishness, the spring of hope and the winter of despair'. Then, after these preliminaries, a carriage is stopped and one of the passengers, Jarvis Lorry, is given a message to meet Lucie Manette at Dover. This meeting sets in motion the whole chain of events that leads to Lucie's father, Dr Manette, being freed from captivity then going to reside in England. And on the way across the Channel Lucie meets Charles Darnay and the pair fall in love and eventually marry.

Before the marriage Darnay confides in Dr Manette that he is one of the Evremonde family but assures the doctor that he has renounced all his claims and has left his property in the charge of a servant. That servant is eventually arrested and Darnay goes over to France to speak on his behalf and arrange for his release.

While he is there Madame Defarge and her husband find out Darnay's real name and arrange for him to be arrested because he was one of the aristocrats but once the judge and jury realise that he hadreturned to France only to arrange freedom for his servant, he is acquitted. However the Deffarges are not happy and they trump up another charge against him and forge some documentation supposedly prepared by Dr Manette when he was in prison. This time, despite the please of Lucie and the doctor, who had gone over to France to speak on his behalf, he is found guilty of treason and arrested once more.

Darnay is committed imprisoned prior to going to the guillotine and Lucie and the doctor are distraught and are on the point of being arrested themselves for being part of Darnay's family. But a friend that Darnay had met in England, Sydney Carton, also travels to France and in an exciting climax, he arranges for Lucie and the doctor, along with their servant, to flee in a carriage while he does the one thing that he feels he must do ... and that is to change places with Darnay so that the latter may also return to England with his family.

And that is the 'far, far better thing' that he does as everyone else involved gets safely away to England.

This edition has an interesting (unacknowledged) essay at the end 'Dickens on Revolution', which theorises on Dickens' views on the Parisian mob of the time. It is an entertaining end to an excellent (and vibrantly illustrated) re-telling of this classic tale. ...more
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Jul 19, 2019

When I was 7 or 8, on holidays in Oystermouth, my father bought me this comic in the newsagents. I loved it so much but there was one frame where wicked old Aristocrat lies dead with a dagger in him that terrified me. I went on to read the full novel soon after because I liked the comic so much. It was great to relive the thrill and the memories. When I was 7 or 8, on holidays in Oystermouth, my father bought me this ‘comic’ in the newsagents. I loved it so much but there was one frame where wicked old Aristocrat lies dead with a dagger in him that terrified me. I went on to read the full novel soon after because I liked the comic so much. It was great to relive the thrill and the memories. ...more
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Jan 23, 2018

I read this prior to re-reading the novel, A Tale of Two Cities. I had read the complete novel about 20 years ago. The classics comic provided a good review of the characters and essential plot points. The comic does a pretty good job of telling the story even though it simplifies some of the plot and doesn't do justice to the minor characters.
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May 31, 2019

Just super depressing - generally a good book! Also has a great intro that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen used in one of their movies..altered of course. Charles Dickens can rest easy knowing his literary greatness has been achieved because the Olsen twins paraphrased him.

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