- Charles Dickens (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- Charles Dickens (Critical Survey of Mystery & Detective Fiction, Revised Edition)
- Charles Dickens (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Charles Dickens (Dictionary of World Biography: The 19th Century)
- Charles Dickens (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Charles Dickens (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Charles Dickens
- First Published: 1859
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Historical
- Time of Work: French Revolution
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Values, France or French people, Love or romance, Social issues, Mistaken or secret identity, Paris, Trials, England or English people, London, Adventure, French Revolution, Sacrifice
- Locales: France, Europe, England, United Kingdom
Tellson & Co
Tellson & Co. English merchant bank with branches in London and Paris. The bank’s London office is dark, ugly, and staffed by old-fashioned bankers. Dickens describes the bank as resembling both a prison and a grave. As the oldest bank in England, Tellson’s is a symbol not only of English economic dominance but also of resistance to change. The bank’s London office is located “in the shadow” of Temple Bar, a large stone gateway which was used until 1780 to display on spikes the heads of executed criminals. The London...
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