A Tale of Two Cities


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times?” A Tale of Two Cities has arguably one of the most often quoted opening lines in the canon of classic literature, and Charles Dickens’ famous novel continues to stand the test of time. A story of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities raises questions of justice and the high price of economic and social disparity that still hit the mark today. After being falsely incarcerated for 18 years in the notorious Bastille prison, Dr. Manette returns to England a broken man, but is restored to a semblance of his former self with the aid of his lovely and devoted daughter, Lucie. When father and daughter are later called to testify in a case of treason, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton enter their lives. Uprisings and twists of fate ensue and readers witness man at his best and worst, right up until the heroic and memorable ending.


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