About Historia de dos ciudades / A Tale of Two Cities
El Londres pacífico pero grotesco del rey Jorge III y el París clamoroso y ensangrentado de la Revolución Francesa son las dos ciudades sobre cuyo fondo se escribe esta inolvidable historia de intriga apasionante.
Violentas escenas de masas, estallidos de hambre y venganza, espías y conspiradores, héroes fracasados y héroes a su pesar se mezclan en una trama artística y perfecta, llena de sorpresas y magistralmente elaborada por un Dickens en uno de sus mejores momentos creativos.
A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks amongst the most famous works in the history of literary fiction.
The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to life in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met; Lucie’s marriage and the collision between her beloved husband and the people who caused her father’s imprisonment; and Monsieur and Madame Defarge, sellers of wine in a poor suburb of Paris. The story is set against the conditions that led up to the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.”