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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Many times this was very hard to put down. Anxious with anticipation.
It is hard to believe mans inhumanity to man.
A Classic for a Reason
What more could I add? It sat in my collection for so long until I finally got around to reading it. It’s been so long since I’ve been challenged to the depth to which I have been reading this. What a masterpiece.
Je ne suis pas gentil