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Greathall Storytelling Recordings by Jim Weiss

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

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Ages 9 and Up

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award

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Written by Charles Dickens and told by Jim Weiss, this masterful, historical novel is set in Paris and London during the stormy upheavals of the French Revolution. Combining adventure and a moving personal story, it tells of Lucie Manette, daughter of a hero of the Revolution, who loves Charles Darnay, an aristocrat who sympathizes with the poor. When revolutionaries seize Charles, only Englishman, Sydney Carton, can save him. But here too, we run into complication and intrigue! Shaping his telling for the entire family, Jim Weiss gives us Dickens’ unforgettable heroes, remorseless villains and thrilling plot twists to make A Tale of Two Cities a classically memorable, dramatic presentation.

“Historical fiction for children is an appealing portal into a lifelong love of history. This recording with its compelling performance by Jim Weiss is a treasure for all ages.”-Historian

Timeline: 1790's (London and Paris - French Revolution)