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DICKENS, C.: Tale of Two Cities (A) (Abridged)

    

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DICKENS, C.: Tale of Two Cities (A) (Abridged)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’. A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens’s only historical novel, sets personal happiness against the terrors of the French Revolution where the search for social justice sacrifices individual rights. Dr Manette has emerged from eighteen years’ unjust imprisonment in the Bastille: by an ironic twist of fate, his daughter Lucie’s marriage draws the family into a terrifying web of circumstance which, it seems, can only end in death by the guillotine.



Disc 1

  Recalled to Life
1.   The Period 00:04:07
2.   The Mail 00:04:29
3.   The Grave 00:02:18
4.   The Preparation 00:10:48
5.   The Wine - shop 00:09:06
6.   The Shoemaker 00:11:18
  The Golden Thread
7.   Five Years Later 00:03:57
8.   A Sight 00:04:14
9.   A Disappointment 00:09:01
10.   Congratulatory 00:05:13
11.   The Jackal 00:05:49
12.   Monseigneur In Town 00:08:15


Disc 2

  The Golden Thread
1.   Monseigneur In The Country 00:03:47
2.   The Gorgon's Head 00:05:35
3.   A Visit And A Declaration 00:04:27
4.   A Fishing Trip 00:06:06
5.   Resurrection - Man 00:01:22
6.   Knitting 00:07:28
7.   Nine Days 00:06:48
8.   An Opinion 00:05:17
9.   Echoing Footsteps 00:06:12
10.   Fire Rises 00:04:32
11.   Drawn To The Loadstone Rock 00:09:43
  The Track of a Storm
12.   In Secret 00:05:48
13.   The Grindstone 00:05:35
14.   Calm In Storm 00:04:43


Disc 3

  The Track of a Storm
1.   One Year And Three Months Later 00:04:00
2.   Triumph 00:06:13
3.   A Knock At The Door 00:02:44
4.   A Hand At Cards 00:10:39
5.   The Game Begun 00:05:37
6.   The Game Made 00:02:38
7.   The Denouncement 00:03:13
8.   The Substance Of The Shadow 00:07:26
9.   Farewell 00:01:44
10.   Darkness 00:07:59
11.   Fifty - Two 00:09:39
12.   The Knitting Done 00:07:41
13.   The Footsteps Die Out For Ever 00:06:08

Total Playing Time: 03:51:39






Author(s):
Dickens, Charles

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA305712

Barcode: 0730099005722

Physical Release: 07/1995

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