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A tale of two cities ; Great Expectations two novels

Dickens, Charles 1812-1870 (Author). Schirner, Buck. (Added Author). Page, Michael. (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library PR 4571 .A1 2010 CD 30775305468812 Audiobooks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781455812349
  • ISBN: 145581234X
  • Physical Description: braille
    sound recording
    sound disc
    29 sound discs (35 hrs.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, c2010.

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General Note: Title from container.
Compact discs.
A Tale of Two Cities originally recorded and published by Brilliance Audio, 1993. Great Expectations originally recorded and published by Brilliance Audio in 1997.
Creation/Production Credits Note: A Tale of Two Cities directed by Bill Weideman; Great Expectations directed by J. C. Howe.
Participant or Performer Note: A Tale of Two Cities narrated by Buck Schirner; Great Expectations narrated by Michael Page.
Summary, etc.: A Tale of Two Cities: The "two cities" are Paris in the time of the French Revolution, and London. Dr. Manette, a French physician, having been called in to treat a young peasant and his sister, realizes that they have been cruelly abused by the Marquis de St. Evremonde and his brother. To ensure Dr. Manette's silence, the Marquis has him confined for eighteen years in the Bastille. The doctor has just been released, demented, when the story opens. He is brought to England where he gradually recovers his health and his sanity. Charles Darnay, concealing under that false name his identity as the nephew of the cruel Marquis, has left France and renounced his heritage. He falls in love with Lucie, Dr. Manette's daughter, and they are happily married. During the Terror, he goes to Paris to save a servant condemned by the mob. Darnay himself is arrested, condemned to death, and is saved at the last moment by Sydney Carton, a reckless wastrel who acts out of devotion to Lucie. Carton smuggles Darnay out of prison and takes his place on the scaffold, declaring "It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before," surely one of the most quoted lines in all the history of literature.
Subject: France History Revolution, 1789-1799 Fiction
England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
Talking books
Genre: Bildungsromans.
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