One of the most famous works of fiction ever written, A Tale of Two Cities presents a portrait of Paris and London in the years before and after the French Revolution. It follows a pair of protagonists, the French aristocrat Charles Darnay and the British barrister Sydney Carton, as their lives are dramatically altered by the wrath of the revolutionaries. A Tale of Two Cities addresses the fundamentally dual nature of humanity, and a reflects on what it means to do the right thing, regardless of how the world perceives it.
A classic historical fiction
A little tricky with the old language but a beautiful story. A few “coincidences” were a little irritating to the plot and I feel needed a little more explanation. I loved the gothic and mysterious style and settings. It gave me a much more insight into French Revolution.
My favorite book
I had to read this book in high school for extra credit to make up for skipping so much class. Started reading around 8p one night and stayed up all night to finish. It's not a fast, fluid read. It just kind of creeps up on you without your realizing. It's slow and paced but so rich in detail (without being laborious) and thick in plot that it's impossible to put down. Ten years later I've probably read it at least 5 times over and I never start reading it unless I know I can afford to finish it as well. It's just one of those great books. Because of this book, I've read all of Dickens' works. This is still by far my favorite.
Just started reading. Loving it!
I just started reading I’m on page 14 right now. I am super loving it so far :) Great book. I’m only 10 years old and I like it ( I’m going to 6th grade in a few months) I hope I keep loving this book because I need something to read when I’m bored if I’m not watching Netflix or playing video games. When I finish the book I’ll be making another review. But still, for now I’m recommending this book for those people who love to read and enjoy doing it.