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A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Hardcover)

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“A Tale of Two Cities” is a historical novel written by the renowned English author Charles Dickens. It was first published in 1859 and is set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of the late 18th century, including the French Revolution. The novel is considered one of Dickens’s most famous works and is known for its memorable opening line: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

The story is primarily set in both London and Paris and follows the lives of several characters as they grapple with the social and political upheaval of the time. The main characters include:

  1. Charles Darnay: A young Englishman who renounces his aristocratic family’s title and moves to London. He becomes embroiled in the events of the French Revolution.

  2. Sydney Carton: A dissolute English lawyer who bears a striking resemblance to Charles Darnay. He undergoes a significant transformation over the course of the novel.

  3. Lucie Manette: The daughter of Dr. Alexandre Manette, a former prisoner of the Bastille. Lucie becomes a central figure in the lives of both Darnay and Carton.

  4. Madame Thérèse Defarge: A vengeful Frenchwoman who is deeply involved in the revolutionary activities in Paris.

  5. Dr. Alexandre Manette: Lucie’s father, who was unjustly imprisoned in the Bastille for many years. He serves as a symbol of the suffering inflicted by the aristocracy.

The novel explores themes of resurrection, sacrifice, and the consequences of social injustice. It vividly depicts the contrasting worlds of London and Paris during this turbulent period and the violence and chaos of the French Revolution.

Charles Dickens’s writing in “A Tale of Two Cities” is characterized by his keen social commentary, vivid characterizations, and intricate plotting. The novel is known for its dramatic and emotional moments, including its memorable closing lines.

The book’s opening line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” continues to be widely recognized and quoted, and “A Tale of Two Cities” remains a classic work of English literature, celebrated for its exploration of timeless themes and its historical and cultural significance.


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