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Charles Dickens’ Novel of the Month: A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens’ Novel of the Month: A Tale of Two Cities


Natalie Stanton
Natalie Stanton
Charles Dickens’ Novel of the Month: A Tale...

A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens most famous historical novels. It deals with major themes of duality, revolution, and resurrection. Throughout the novel, Dickens presents the hardships of each social class during the French Revolution. He interweaves the intensely personal dramas of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but highly regarded English lawyer, as they become entangled through their love for Lucie Manette, the daughter of a political prisoner.

From the calm streets of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ Why not read the book to find out more…..

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