A Tale of Two Cities

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"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, is part of a special reading program devised by journalist Dave McKay. The program paraphrases classic novels, primarily targeting people who are learning English as a second language. It enables older students to read classic novels despite having a very limited reading vocabulary. 1700 different English words are used in "A Tale of Two Cities". More
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NewWorldOrder1 reviewed on on July 7, 2018

hated tale of 2 cities in 4th grade
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TiraGP reviewed on on Sep. 10, 2017

I can understand paraphrasing other stories to make them easier to read for young people or second language learners, but not this classic novel. Go ahead an paraphrase Ulysses, Shakespeare, Dante's Inferno, etc. but not The Tale of Two Cities. This story is not that complicated to begin with. My opinion is that if someone can read this, they can read the original. The effort may be well worth it. Truly one of the best novels ever written in the English language.
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AvidRomanceReader reviewed on on June 28, 2017

Very nice story...
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Gretchen Ross reviewed on on May 31, 2017

enjoyed this version.
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ShazamReads reviewed on on Sep. 6, 2016

Greatly enjoyed reading this version of a classic.
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TobySumner reviewed on on Jan. 30, 2015

I prefer the original text, but I thought this would be great for my teenage son.
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Shannon83 reviewed on on Jan. 29, 2015

Really like this book, translation was well done, and IMO didn't lose any of the depth and imagery of the original. The ending has got to be one of the best in literary history...but you'll have to read it yourself!
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SharonJM reviewed on on Jan. 28, 2015

I read this one as a child too, and had a terrible job trying to follow the plot. Maybe it's because I'm older, but this translation also seems to simplify Dickens' rather lengthy sentences. Well done.
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willie wonka reviewed on on Dec. 26, 2014

This book is a classic. If this version were available in high school maybe I would have finished it without the teacher making us read it out loud in class! I really like the book but it was a bit hard for me to look past the older style of writing.
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