Monday, March 12, 2012

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two CitiesA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is still one of my favorite books. I read it my Senior year of high school and this book still thrills me. The characters are still funny, lovable, and yes, I still have a crush on Sydney Carton. Some parts of the book are a struggle to read - it's OLD - but those passages are few and far between. The story and dialogue make this book a great read.

Synopsis: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” With these famous words, Charles Dickens plunges the reader into one of history’s most explosive eras—the French Revolution. From the storming of the Bastille to the relentless drop of the guillotine, Dickens vividly captures the terror and upheaval of that tumultuous period. At the center is the novel’s hero, Sydney Carton, a lazy, alcoholic attorney who, inspired by a woman, makes the supreme sacrifice on the bloodstained streets of Paris.

One of Dickens’s most exciting novels, A Tale of Two Cities is a stirring classic of love, revenge, and resurrection.

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