A Tale of Two Cities
By Charles Dickens
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events.
Starts off slow, finishes brilliantly5By RickPutnumReading the first half of this novel, you may wonder what is all the hype about this classic?! But Dickens is a master of slow and steady. He starts off with the separate stories of ~10 vaguely interesting characters. But keep reading. Slowly, the stories of characters become intertwined in a way that you could not have imagined. And keep reading. By the end he has knitted them together into one marvelous masterpiece of a story. Simply, wow.
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The Tale of Two Cities.5By GTATS1I have been reading books for over 70 years, and have read this one five times. It is my favorite book of all time. Each reading brings new insights.
A Tale of Two Cities5By LolosLifeI thought this was difficult to read in the beginning, it took me some time to find my way. But I kept on reading because the reviews were all excellent. I found it helpful to read the Spark Notes along with the original version as it clarified what I had just read. The end is amazing, it is a work of art, truly a tale worth telling, the human spirit always prevails!
Tail of Two Cities5By Geezer MeI first read this book when I was a sophomore in high school, so many years ago. It didn't register much with me then. After recently traveled to London and Paris, I decided to read the story again. Having now been and seen places and things mentioned in the story, I could picture all of this in my mind. It brought life to the story for me.
So timely5By savvydudeThank you, Mr. Dickens, for an amazing ride.
J. Cole brought me here...5By AngelHernandez206That is all.
My Favorite Dickens Story!5By Ashbash1I absolutely love this Dickens classic. I have wanted to read it for years and finally determined to do it. I love how he interweaves a very dark period of history with the beauty of redemptive love. A highly recommended read.
A Tale of Two Cities5By Disch34As beautiful a story as I remembered it when I first read it many years ago.
Beautiful.5By Michelle.AlvarezThis book has now become one of my favourites. It is just beautiful.