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A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
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This novel provides a highly charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice, private experience and public history, during the French Revolution. A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the... show more
This novel provides a highly charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice, private experience and public history, during the French Revolution.

A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities. Finally released, he is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, who despite her French ancestry has been brought up in London. Lucie falls in love with Charles Darnay, another expatriate, who has abandoned wealth and a title in France because of his political convictions. When revolution breaks out in Paris, Darnay returns to the city to help an old family servant, but there he is arrested because of the crimes committed by his relations. His wife, Lucie, their young daughter, and her aged father follow him across the channel, thus putting all their lives in danger.

©1923 Public Domain; (P)2008 Tantor
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Format: audiobook
ASIN: B011WVHCAG
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Edition language: English
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Linda78
Linda78 rated it
0.0 A Tale of Two Cities - DNF @ 40%.
"You have been the last dream of my soul." And this has been the end of my tether. I've run out of can for this book. Third time was not a charm. When Dickens actually bothers to write characters living a story, the writing is tolerable. But then he goes into these long allegorical chapters that...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
4.5 Bygone Terrorism, A Not So Distant Memory.....
The list of ‘classic books’ yet to fill my waking hours is long, but whilst I am embarked on a lengthy (albeit belated) campaign to put that right, I was inspired to elevate this Dickens novel based on a recommendation read in ‘The Big Issue’. Alas, I don’t remember the name of the celebrity endorse...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it
5.0 Rediscovering a Classic
I read A Tale of Two Cities in high school and remembered only a few major characters, the setting, and of course, the knitting. Rereading it after decades of immersion in more recent fiction, I was intrigued by things I never questioned or noticed as a high school junior. The omniscient narrator ...
Karen's books
Karen's books rated it
2.0 First Dickens I didn't care for...
It's true, and I hate to say that I didn't like it, because I am a Dickens fan through and through. But this was a tough one for me, probably because I never connected with any of the characters enough to really care about them. Miss Pross was my favorite -- she actually DID something worth rootin...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 A TALE OF TWO CITIES Review
I'd somehow, up to this point, never read A Tale of Two Cities. I know, I can't believe it either. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and the years leading up to it, this is, at its very core, a romance novel. I was a little shocked by that, but I certainly didn't mind. Dickens's writ...
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