A Tale of Two Cities
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A Tale of Two Cities

After years as a prisoner in the Bastille, Dr. Manette is reunited with his daughter in England. There, two men – an exiled French aristocrat and a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer – are joined through their love for Lucie Manette. From tranquil London, the action moves to the bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and soon all fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

About the Author(s)
Charles Dickens, David Zane Mairowitz and Ryuta Osada

David Zane Mairowitz is an author, playwright, radio director and translator. A professional freelance writer for 40 years, he has published numerous books, including the successful Introducing Kafka (with Robert Crumb), Introducing Camus, and Wilhelm Reich for Beginners. His theatrical plays include a critically acclaimed version of Kafkas The Trial. His articles have appeared in Harper's, Vogue, Plays and Players, The Village Voice, The Progressive and The Sunday Times. His short stories have appeared in literary magazines, including Partisan Review, New Directions and the prestigious Penguin Modern Stories. For the past 25 years he has produced radio dramas and documentaries for the BBC and in over 20 European countries, winning numerous international radio prizes.

Ryuta Osada is a Japanese-born manga artist who lives in London and Tokyo. He has a background not in only in manga art, but also in teaching. Educated in Japan, Ryuta read History at Nihon University before gaining qualifications to teach History and Sociology. After moving to England in 1994 to study English language, he took an Art Foundation diploma and followed that with an honours degree in Graphic Design at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. In 2006 he joined the prestigious Central St. Martins' Graphic Design and Illustration course. His recent publications include Creating Manga from Design to Page (Crowood). For SelfMadeHero, Ryuta has illustrated Othello and A Tale of Two Cities.

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