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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Well done loved the book I love to read this book until I get old xxx
A tale of two cities
It is at least 50 years since I first read this book and it was all the more impressive the second time around. The Dickens English is now unfamiliar and does not lend itself to speed reading! However the plot is still gripping and the characters so well drawn. Well worth taking some timed over and very enjoyable.
A great book
I haven't read any Dickens for years but have been meaning to read a Tale of Two Cities and I am so glad I have. Full of richly drawn characters, a gripping story and a deeply moving ending.