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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) - Literary Classics Workbook
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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) - Literary Classics Workbook


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

What is the "Literary Classics Workbook Series"?

  • Our "Literary Classics Workbook Series" is unique among ELA: English-Language Arts offerings. 
  • Instead of acquiring a novel and a separate set of assignments to go with the novel, educators are able to offer an "all inclusive" package.
  • Included in the workbook is the complete text (unabridged) of a classic work of fiction.
  • Placed frequently throughout the text are questions ranging from basic recall to critical thinking.  Also included are more writing-intensive essay questions. 
  • Everything a student and teacher/parent needs to read, teach, and learn from a piece of classic literature is included in each workbook.
  • Traditional classroom teachers are able to assign extra reading to advanced students.
  • Homeschoolers are able to assign college-bound reading to their older, more independent children, freeing themselves to work more closely with their younger kids.
  • These literary classics workbooks are very convenient for students on the go, as well as for vacationers.
  • They are popular among homeschoolers, as well as among traditional junior and senior high school students who wish to spend their weekends, holidays, and summers better preparing for college admissions tests.


This workbook features the popular 1859 English novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.  Does this beloved novel really need a description?  Doctor Manette, locked in the Bastille for eighteen years...  Lucie Manette, his beautiful daughter...  Charles Darnay, the aristocrat who marries Lucie...  Madame Defarge, who wishes to see Charles Darnay and his family exterminated... Sydney Carton, the man whose unrequited love for Lucie leads him to sacrifice his own life for her happiness...  All set in the tumult of the French Revolution.


Why read the classics?                                

  • It's a proven fact that the more one reads, the better one understands the written word and the better one writes.  High school students taking college admissions tests who have read extensively inevitably earn higher scores. ·   
  • The classics offer some of the best examples of the written word.
  • "Cultural capital" - these are the books that are best known to Western civilization, the most discussed, and the most loved.  The plots, themes, characters, etc., from these books are sprinkled throughout life - from references in popular culture, to sophisticated dinner conversation, to college lecture halls, and beyond. 


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This title was added to our catalog on January 22, 2012.