A Tale of Two Cities
Publisher: Penguin Books LTD
Date: April 2010
Duration: 6 hours 3 minutes
Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, read by Ian Richardson.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . ." With these famous words, Charles Dickens plunges the reader into one of history's most explosive eras - the French Revolution
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.
Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives.