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A Tale of Two Cities Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Or Death The Last, Much The Easiest To Bestow, O GuillotineAfter Eighteen Years As A Political Prisoner In The Bastille, The Ageing Doctor Manette Is Finally Released And Reunited With His Daughter In England There The Lives Of Two Very Different Men, Charles Darnay, An Exiled French Aristocrat, And Sydney Carton, A Disreputable But Brilliant English Lawyer, Become Enmeshed Through Their Love For Lucie Manette From The Tranquil Roads Of London, They Are Drawn Against Their Will To The Vengeful, Bloodstained Streets Of Paris At The Height Of The Reign Of Terror, And They Soon Fall Under The Lethal Shadow Of La Guillotine.This Edition Uses The Text As It Appeared In Its Serial Publication In 1859 To Convey The Full Scope Of Dickens S Vision, And Includes The Original Illustrations By H K Browne Phiz Richard Maxwell S Introduction Discusses The Intricate Interweaving Of Epic Drama With Personal Tragedy Back Cover


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  1. says:

    My primary goal when I m teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophos is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn t write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of the most popular writers in England and America during his time I want them to see the book as the suspenseful, comedic, and sentimental piece of entertainment that it is Because, while A Tale of Two Cities is ma My primary goal when I m teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophos is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn t write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of the most popular writers in England and America during his time I want them t...


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    Christ on a bike I d forgotten how much concentration Dickens demands Reading the first few chapters of this book was, frankly, a chore I could not be less bothered about The Mail and theDickens banged on about that never ending carriage journey theI daydreamed about the next book I was going to read once this torture was over I m glad I didn t give up though because as soon as we hit France and the wine shop I was hooked, the pace started to pick up and there were mysteries a Christ on a bike I d forgotten how much concentration Dickens demands Reading the first few chapters of this book was, frankly, a chore I could not be less bothered about The Mail and theDickens banged on about that never ending carriage journey theI daydreamed about the next book I was going to read once this torture was over I m glad I didn t give up though because as soon as we hit France and the wine shop I was hooked, the pace started to pick up and there were mysteries and revelations galore There is so much in this book It would take me a month to provide an...


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    I first read this in high school as a substitute for Oliver Twist which was not in my high school library catalog it was in the elementary school catalog Come to think of it now, I have never read that book Weird If ever I get a chance to meet high school me , I bet she will be over the moon and back to know that the world is her library Any book, on demand I guess it would distract her enough not to realize she s living an almost hermetic way of life Anyway A Tale of Two Cities I first read this in high school as a substitute for Oliver Twist wh...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Most satisfying ending in the English language Yes, the last line is a classic It is a far, far better thing , concluding, in astonishingly concise language for Dickens , the peace and redemption of the story s most poignant romantic hero But this novel delivers such a gratifying experience because there are, in fact, many characters who cover significant emotional ground in their journey to love one woman as best they can Lucie s father battles his way back from madness under the gen Most satisfying ending in the English language Yes, the last line is a classic It is a far, far better thing , concluding, in astonishingly concise language for Dickens , the peace and redemption of the story s most poignant romantic hero But this novel delivers such a gratifying experience because there are, in fact, many characters who cover significant emotional ground in their journey to love one woman as best they can Lucie s father battles his way back from madness under the gentle protection of his daughter Lucie s childhood nursemaid evolves from a comical stereotype to an embattled force to be reckoned with Lucie s husband s well meaning if blandnoblesse obligeculminates in not his hoped for heroic moment, but a moment of quiet dignity that is most m...


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    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I m concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no doubt, it s about the bloody French Revolution and Dickens spares none of his acerbic wit to demonize what was rightly demonic Yet, to his credit and genius, neither does he sugar coat the great social injustices that led ir Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I m concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language This is also the darkest story I have ...


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    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it if anything, I grew to love itevery time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply deranged It has everything dark deeds, revolution, madness, love, thwarted love, forgiveness, revenge, and a stunning act of self sacrifice And melodrama Oh, how Dickens loved melodrama, but in A Tale of Two Citie Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it if anything, I grew to love itevery time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply deranged It has everything dark deeds, revolution, madness, love, thwarted love, forgiveness, revenge, and a ...


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    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer The narratives ofGreat Expectations andOliver Twistare relaxed and simple when compared to this Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache This is a historical novel Dickens tells the story of the storming of the Bastille, some fifty years after it happened Unlike most of his work, all traces of humour are removed There are no caricatures and quirkiness within his writing This i Charles Dickens is a demanding writer The narratives ofGreat Expectations andOliver Twistare relaxed and simple when compared to this Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache This is a historical novel Dickens tells the story of the storming of the Bastille, some fifty years after it happened Unlike most of his work, all traces of humour are removed There are no caricatures and quirkiness within his writing This is all very serious material, which, of course, it needs to be But, for me, this is what Dickens does best His ability to juxtapose themes of human suffering, poverty and deprivation wit...


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    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently And even if Romola seemed to haveof a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicely woven together While with A Tale I felt I as reading two separate stories One was a the result of conscientious research, and Dickens in his Preface acknowledges Carlyle s wonderful book, and the other was amelodramati A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently And even if Romola seemed to haveof a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicely woven together While with A Tale I felt I as reading two separate stories One was a the result of conscientious research, and Dickens in his Preface acknowledges Carlyle s wonderful book, and the other was amelodramatic tale with Gothic overtones The two meanings of the word historia separated history and story.May be it was because Dickens was dealing with a convulsive period that was still too close to him and his contemporaries Its threats must have resonated with a greater echo after the 1848 revolutions that again sw...


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    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite It was an instant success when it was first published, and its popularity has remained steady ever since, as one of the best selling novels of all time For many, it is their most loved novel by Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities is Dickens s second shortest completed nov It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite It was an instant success when it was first published, and its popularity has remained steady ever since, as one of the best selling novels of all time For many, it is their most loved novel by Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities is Dickens s second shortest completed novel, possibly his tightest plotted and most dramatic novel, yet in many ways it is the least Dickensian It is one of only two historical novels Dickens ever wrote, and he wanted to try out a few new ways of writing, to celebrate the launch of his new periodical At this time Dickens felt very at home in France, speakin...