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Sydney Carton is a lawyer who has wasted his abilities and his life. Now he has to make a difficult choice about what is really important to him, which could be a matter of life or death. The French Revolution is running its violent course; lives are ruined as a new France is created. How did the gentle Doctor Manette and his daughter Lucie become caught up in France's struggles? What is the real identity of the handsome Charles Darnay, who wins Lucie's hand in marriage? And why does the shadow of La Bastille Prison hang ...

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Marilynne B

Mar 15, 2013

This book was a gift that I sent to my Great Grand kids.

FanOfTimeLifeBooks

Aug 20, 2010

Love and Sacrifice During the French Revolution

A Tale of Two Cities is a historical romance set before and during the French Revolution. English author Charles Dickens (1812-1870) has woven together an intricate plot, memorable characters, and vivid imagery to create a great story set during tumultuous times. Dickens has also captured the sense of desperation and resentment felt by the French people before and during the French Revolution. In sum, A Tale of Two Cities is a gripping book about love, sacrifice, and unselfishness. Highly recommended.

cigarcamel

May 28, 2009

Love the small Classic hardcover

This was one of the Barnes & Noble Classics in a small hardcover. Great size and nice book.
As for the story, its OK but no classic in my book.

PeachTea

Mar 14, 2009

It is.

It is amazing, it is powerful, it is beautiful. It is daunting, it is worth it. It is incredible. From Sydney to Lucie, the charactres shine. The plot is occasionally difficult to follow, but not in a I Am So Lost sort of way. A definite need-to-read.

BenF

Oct 26, 2007

The French Revolution well visualized

Gives the reader a sense of the cause, effect, consequences and aftermath of the French Revolution and introduces you to heroic personalities.

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