New 6x9 inch paperback edition. "A Tale of Two Cities" is a novel set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, and depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. The cover is a 1789 engraving titled "The Third Estate carrying the Clergy and the Nobility on its back.
About the Author
Charles Dickens was a 19th-century English writer and social critic who created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.