Historical Fiction. Charles-Henri Sanson has good looks, a fine education, and plenty of money: everything that a stylish young Parisian of the 1760s could ask for. He also has an infamous family name—and he’s trapped in a hideous job that no one wants. And when disaster strikes, in this true story of destiny and conflicting loyalties in decadent, treacherous pre-revolutionary France, family duty demands that Charles take his father’s place much sooner than he had ever imagined.
The Annotated A Tale of Two Cities [Originally published as A Tale of Two Cities: A Reader's Companion]
Annotations to the unabridged text & additional material by Susanne Alleyn
Literary Criticism / Reference. You’re reading A Tale Of Two Cities for the first time—or the fifth time. But what are gaols, bumpers, farmer-generals, and tocsins? Did all those starving French people mean baguettes when they wanted bread? The Annotated A Tale of Two Cities has over 780 notes about things, people, places, and events mentioned in the text, plus bonus material, to enhance a classic historical novel published 150 years ago.