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The Resource A tale of two cities ; Great Expectations : two novels, Charles Dickens, (sound recording book on CD)

A tale of two cities ; Great Expectations : two novels, Charles Dickens, (sound recording book on CD)

Label
A tale of two cities ; Great Expectations : two novels
Title
A tale of two cities ; Great Expectations
Title remainder
two novels
Statement of responsibility
Charles Dickens
Title variation
Two novels by Charles Dickens
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Tale of Two Cities: The "two cities" are Paris in the time of the French Revolution, and London. Dr. Manette, a French physician, having been called in to treat a young peasant and his sister, realizes that they have been cruelly abused by the Marquis de St. Evremonde and his brother. To ensure Dr. Manette's silence, the Marquis has him confined for eighteen years in the Bastille. The doctor has just been released, demented, when the story opens. He is brought to England where he gradually recovers his health and his sanity. Charles Darnay, concealing under that false name his identity as the nephew of the cruel Marquis, has left France and renounced his heritage. He falls in love with Lucie, Dr. Manette's daughter, and they are happily married. During the Terror, he goes to Paris to save a servant condemned by the mob. Darnay himself is arrested, condemned to death, and is saved at the last moment by Sydney Carton, a reckless wastrel who acts out of devotion to Lucie. Carton smuggles Darnay out of prison and takes his place on the scaffold, declaring "It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before," surely one of the most quoted lines in all the history of literature
  • Great Expectations: Great Expectations chronicles the progress of Pip from childhood through adulthood. As he moves from the marshes of Kent to London society, he encounters a variety of extraordinary characters: from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham and her ward, the arrogant and beautiful Estella. In this fascinating story, Dickens shows the dangers of being driven by a desire for wealth and social status. Pip must establish a sense of self against the plans which others seem to have for him - and somehow discover a firm set of values and priorities
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
Credits note
A Tale of Two Cities directed by Bill Weideman; Great Expectations directed by J. C. Howe
Dewey number
[Fic]
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
A Tale of Two Cities narrated by Buck Schirner; Great Expectations narrated by Michael Page
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  • Schirner, Buck
  • Page, Michael
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  • France
  • England
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A tale of two cities ; Great Expectations : two novels, Charles Dickens, (sound recording book on CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • A Tale of Two Cities originally recorded and published by Brilliance Audio, 1993. Great Expectations originally recorded and published by Brilliance Audio in 1997
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
29 sound discs (35 hrs.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781455812349
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 2183778
  • (OCoLC)693811226
  • (OCoLC)ocn693811226
  • 2179332
  • 2183778
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A tale of two cities ; Great Expectations : two novels, Charles Dickens, (sound recording book on CD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • A Tale of Two Cities originally recorded and published by Brilliance Audio, 1993. Great Expectations originally recorded and published by Brilliance Audio in 1997
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
29 sound discs (35 hrs.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781455812349
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 2183778
  • (OCoLC)693811226
  • (OCoLC)ocn693811226
  • 2179332
  • 2183778
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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