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Tale of Two Cities - (Norton Critical Editions) by Charles Dickens (Paperback)

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Genre: Literary Criticism

Sub-Genre: European

Series Title: Norton Critical Editions

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Author: Charles Dickens

Language: English

Street Date: September 15, 2019
TCIN: 77711480
UPC: 9780393264234
Item Number (DPCI): 247-59-3505


This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • The first edition of the novel (1859) accompanied by twenty-seven illustrations, from original images by Halbot Knight Browne ("Phiz") to cartoons from The Simpsons.
  • An expansive introduction and detailed explanatory annotations by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.
  • Thematically organized contextual materials designed to promote classroom discussion. Topics include "Dickens on France and the French," "Revolution and Aftermath," "Living Graves," "Learning French," "The Composition of A Tale of Two Cities," and "Theatrical Versions."
  • Fourteen major critical assessments of A Tale of Two Cities: five contemporary reviews and nine modern essays.
  • A chronology and a selected bibliography.

About the Series
Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

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