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Estou classificando o livro como muito bom antes mesmo de lê-lo, pois o site pede uma classificação e, por ser Dickens, de quem já li o Pickwick, "chuto" cinco estrelas. Na verdade, vim aqui em busca de uma resposta. Faz tempo que procuro na Amazon brasileira uma edição de A Tale of Two Cities com o texto original. Não me sinto seguro comprando sem que isso esteja explícito na descrição do produto, pois várias edições deste clássico e de outros aqui disponíveis são adaptações. Como saber se esta edição também não é uma adaptação? A Amazon poderia descrever melhor o produto.
Phew, I didn't think I would make it to the end. Classic novels, in general, require concentration and a clear head. In my opinion, reading Dickens needs these qualities and a large dose of dedication. 'A Tale of Two Cities' needs even more - the historical element means there is a lot of take in which even pushed and challenged me to muddy my enjoyment. As such, I often found I had to unwillingly put this book down - eye-strain and a novel-inducing headache from the intensity of Dickens work.
If you haven't come across this novel before, it's the one that famously begins: 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'. Yes, there's your small fact for a pub quiz. Set in the time of eighteenth century London and France, there is a lot of history as Dickens describes the bloodied and violent streets of Paris. With the guillotine ominously hanging over society, (pun definitely intended!), many innocent civilians are somewhat slaughtered as the spies close in. There's a fair bit of fighting in this novel, a lot of chat and even more description. Lacking the humour of say, Austin, Dickens grimly portrays a social mess that I found confusing and difficult to properly appreciate. In honesty, it was the final part of the novel that I enjoyed the most and one where I really understood what was going on!
There are plenty of classic novels out there and a range of Dickens to encounter. I won't read this again; I am glad I did but would try a different one to see if I enjoyed it more.
Had a spell of wanting to read a load of the classic books, anything from To KIll a Mockingbird, to Animal Farm and 1984, to War of the Worlds, the old Dickens books, Lord of the Flies and much else. Very varied and not genre specific and generally enjoyed them. Not this one though. This is dull, with awkward writing and no great appealing elements. I would avoid, not even suggesting its worth a try.
Dickens spins a good yarn; this is a story full of sub-plots and some interesting one-dimensional characters. What kept me hooked right to the end was the tension and how the characters and scenes came to life, I particularly enjoyed the comical vignettes, a nice touch to lighten the ominous moments.
ASIN: B002RI9IOM is edited and has an intro by Richard Maxwell. This Penguin edition also includes: Acknowledgements; Introduction; A Dickens Chronology; A Timeline; Further Reading; A Note on the Text; Appendix I On the Illustrations; Appendix II Dedication and Preface to First Volume Edition; Appendix III Dickens and His Sources; Appendix IV Running Titles Added in 1867– 8; and Notes.
I enjoyed reading this on kindle, a click took me to footnotes, the search facility came in handy and I could enlarge the wonderful illustrations by Phiz.