A Tale of Two Cities Info

Check out Readers reviews and rating for books about American history, ancient history, military history. You can easily download A Tale of Two Cities by # author# from the best rated book stores online. Read&Download A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Online

Novel by Charles Dickens, published both serially and in book
form in 1859. The story is set in the late 18th century against the
background of the French Revolution. Although Dickens borrowed from
Thomas Carlyle's history, The French Revolution, for his sprawling tale
of London and revolutionary Paris, the novel offers more drama than
accuracy. The scenes of large-scale mob violence are especially vivid,
if superficial in historical understanding. The complex plot involves
Sydney Carton's sacrifice of his own life on behalf of his friends
Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. While political events drive the
story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both
aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess--the latter memorably
caricatured in Madame Defarge, who knits beside the guillotine. The book
is perhaps best known for its opening lines, "It was the best of
times, it was the worst of times," and for Carton's last speech, in
which he says of his replacing Darnay in a prison cell, "It is a
far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far
better rest that I go to, than I have ever known." -- The
Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

Average Ratings and Reviews


2317 Ratings






Ratings and Reviews From Market

client-img 4.4

Reviews for A Tale of Two Cities:

Best Books from your Favorite Authors & Publishers

compare-icon compare-icon
Thousands of books

Take your time and choose the perfect book.

review-icon review-icon
Read Reviews

Read ratings and reviews to make sure you are on the right path.

vendor-icon vendor-icon
Multiple Stores

Check price from multiple stores for a better shopping experience.


Enjoy Result