I’ve read it; it was a while ago, but I really liked it. I had read an abridged version before though, so the ending was spoiled. (Death to abridged versions!) It was really good, love the first and last lines (as over-quoted as they are). And Miss Pross (I think that’s her name?) was my favourite character…Mme Defarge was v. interesting also.
Off-topic, since I’m reading it for school next year (growls of impatience) : Alyosha, I totally agree! I loathe, despise and abominate abridged books!!! P’raps we should begin a cyberized protest rally: Down with abridged books and back-cover spoilers!
I had started reading the not abridged version about I don’t know maybe two years ago when I was seven but it was way to slow-moving for me. Recently about a month ago I took the abridged version from my school library along with Heide and it was okay but it wasn’t such a great book. 8O
“'Now you've made me cry!' she burst out, as Taran approached. 'I hate crying; it makes my nose feel like a melted icicle. You've hurt my feelings, you stupid Assistant Pig-Keeper, and all for something that's your own fault to begin with.'” -- Lloyd Alexander,