A Tale of Two Cities. By Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Rene Ben Sussan. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1981.

$55.00

Charles Dickens is a defining figure of the Victorian era and one of the best English authors of all time. His literary star rose in the 1830s with the serialization of the Pickwick Papers. It led to international stardom and a consistent readership which consumed his many other novels. Dickens fundamentally changed publication in the nineteenth century, popularizing like no one before him the serialized form of the novel. His works have remained classics as well, including A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and many others. In this volume, A Tale of Two Cities, the Easton Press recognizes one of his best works by placing it as part of their 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. Originally published in London in 1859, Two Cities is Dickens’ notable foray into historical fiction. It is a look back at the French Revolution from the perspective of a French doctor who is imprisoned and then leaves Paris to live in London. From its opening lines, A Tale of Two Cities showcases some of Dickens’ most quintessential prose and storytelling. It captures the best of times, the worst of times, an age of wisdom, an age of foolishness. It is without question one of Dickens’ greatest works.

This collector’s edition is in fine condition. In the original full slate leather, elaborately gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. Sussan’s illustrations superb. With the publisher’s bookplate blank, laid in.

A fine collector’s copy of A Tale of Two Cities.

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A Tale of Two Cities. By Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Rene Ben Sussan. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1981.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in