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.
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A Tale of Two Cities
A true classic about a terrible time in the history of France & the revolution.
Classic that stands the test of time
This was the one Dickens I hadn't read and I'm glad I took the time. This book has a typically gripping storyline and goes into surprisingly gruesome detail over the horrors of the French revolution. The first chapter or so are a little hard going but persist and you'll be rewarded with a story that ultimately celebrates the indomitable human spirit and that will remind you to make every day count.
I LOVED this book it was so amazing and was just a bliss to read