A Tale of Two Cities (Graphic Classics)
The two cities of the novel's title are London and Paris, where Frenchman Charles Darnay and Englishman Sydney Carton are in love with the same woman. This dramatic, action-filled story is set during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution. Using the graphic novel format, Graphic Classics introduce children to many of the world's greatest literary works. The high quality illustrations complement narratives that are paced to catch and hold young readers' interest. In addition to the story, each Graphic Classic features a thumbnail biography of its author's life, a list of his or her important works, a timeline of historic events that helped inspire the story's conception, general notes, and an index. Both primary and secondary school teachers can use these books to introduce students to a representative selection of our culture's great literary works. Many young readers who are hesitant to delve into the original books will find the graphic novel format an appealing first step toward developing good reading habits.