A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
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From 1,496 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Beautiful

    5
    By nickel.ouais
    This piece of historical fiction captured my heart. Resurrection, redemption, and rising up for the repressed during an age of revolution. A powerful story with a meaningful ending, as well as unique and lovable characters. Sydney Carton, you have my whole heart.
  • Classic and beautiful

    5
    By Sdkb
    There are a lot of challenging words to get through but if you persevere, the story is a beautiful one
  • Classic for a reason

    5
    By DocOmaha
    Quintessential Dickensian twists, turns, and interweaving of characters wrapped up with a perfect conclusion. Frequently brought tears to my eyes.
  • Starts off slow, finishes brilliantly

    5
    By RickPutnum
    Reading the first half of this novel, you may wonder what is all the hype about this classic?! But Dickens is a master of slow and steady. He starts off with the separate stories of ~10 vaguely interesting characters. But keep reading. Slowly, the stories of characters become intertwined in a way that you could not have imagined. And keep reading. By the end he has knitted them together into one marvelous masterpiece of a story. Simply, wow.
  • Good

    2
    By lady bird 10
    Good
  • The Tale of Two Cities.

    5
    By GTATS1
    I have been reading books for over 70 years, and have read this one five times. It is my favorite book of all time. Each reading brings new insights.
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    5
    By LolosLife
    I thought this was difficult to read in the beginning, it took me some time to find my way. But I kept on reading because the reviews were all excellent. I found it helpful to read the Spark Notes along with the original version as it clarified what I had just read. The end is amazing, it is a work of art, truly a tale worth telling, the human spirit always prevails!
  • Tail of Two Cities

    5
    By Geezer Me
    I first read this book when I was a sophomore in high school, so many years ago. It didn't register much with me then. After recently traveled to London and Paris, I decided to read the story again. Having now been and seen places and things mentioned in the story, I could picture all of this in my mind. It brought life to the story for me.
  • So timely

    5
    By savvydude
    Thank you, Mr. Dickens, for an amazing ride.
  • J. Cole brought me here...

    5
    By AngelHernandez206
    That is all.