A Tale Of Two Cities

by Dickens, Charles

Written by Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities is a historical novel that follows Manette, a French doctor imprisoned for 18 long years in Paris’s Bastille. Following his release, he goes to live in London with his daughter Lucie, who had never met him and believed him to be dead. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution and Reign of Terror, A Tale of Two Cities is a fictitious story that falls both into the historical and adventure genres. The famous book is one of the bestselling novels of all time, both for the atmosphere that Dickens’ creates and the tension he weaves. Full of love and brutality, A Tale of Two Cities exposes the highs and lows of humanity. 

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A Tale of Two Cities was first published in 31 weekly installments in a journal called All the Year Round between April and November of 1859, and published in a book form in the same year. The publisher of the first book edition was Chapman and Hall, based in London. Original illustrations were done by H. K. Browne on 16 plates inserted into the book. The first edition is a hardcover, octavo book with maroon cloth covers. However, some first editions have had the binding refurbished. A key way to identify first editions of A Tale of Two Cities is that page 213 is misnumbered as “113.” Additionally, affectionately is misspelled as “affetcionately” on line 12, page 134. Finally, the signature “b” is present on the list of plate illustrations.

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Chapman and Hall, 1859. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London Chapman and Hall, 1859. Beautiful First edition, First Issue in the Original Red Cloth DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue in the primary binding. Octavo 8 3/4 x 5 9/16 inches; 222 x… Read more about this item
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London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. First Issue Professionally re-backed preserving much of the original back strip and the blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with new end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Overall in very good plus condition with slight foxing to the engraved title pages. Page 243/244… Read more about this item
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Original red cloth (first binding). Joints very slightly tender, light soiling. A very handsome copy in original, unrestored condition. Half morocco case. FIRST EDITION, FIRST BINDING, FIRST PRINTING (with page 213 mis-numbered 113 and sig. b present on the list of illustrations, points that were corrected in later copies of this edition). A Tale of Two Cities… Read more about this item
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New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation. Very Good-. 1921. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 362 p. 24 cm. Sound and square binding in green, cloth-covered boards with colour paste-down illustration on upper board. Top edge gilt. Corner tips are worn through and spine ends have frayed somewhat. Rub wear to all edges. Spine titles… Read more about this item
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1930
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The MacMillan Company. Very Good- with no Dust Jacket. 1930. Reprint. Hardcover. Macmillan Pocket Classics Series; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 631 pages; 14949 .
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue of one of Dickens' most enduring works. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Sixteen plates after H.K. Browne including frontispiece and title vignette.
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Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. [c.1960s-80s]. Hardcover. A reprint edition (possibly for a book club) of the famous novel by Charles Dickens, set amidst the turmoil of the French Revolution. "A Tale of Two Cities" first appeared in weekly installments in 1859. --- In tan and blue full cloth-covered… Read more about this item
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London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first issue. Three quarter leather binding over marbled boards, with marbled endsheets. Light rubbing to leather at corners and fore edge. Previous owner details to prelim, with a short repaired tear. Pages sporadically foxed, a bit heavier to plates. The classic Dickens tale set during the… Read more about this item
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." Those are the famous lines of Dickens's stirring tale of two cities, London and Paris, at the time of the French Revolution. Suspense gathers from the opening scene, the dramatic coach journey to Dover and the rescue of Dr. Manette from incarceration in the Bastille. At the centre of… Read more about this item
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by Charles Dickens

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