A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 356 Ratings

Description

The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events.

Reviews

  • A great book

    5
    By Partner in crime
    I haven't read any Dickens for years but have been meaning to read a Tale of Two Cities and I am so glad I have. Full of richly drawn characters, a gripping story and a deeply moving ending.
  • Great book

    5
    By Suhuan1111
    It has the best opening lines I've ever read, and the most impactful ending lines ever.
  • Warning!:adults

    3
    By Smoshes
    This is a book adults would defiantly read but as I love reading and at my school the abbey junior school my teacher asked us all to read a classic as I found this book on the Internet I thought it would be a book for children as the Internet said your children will LOVE this book if I understand it more i probably will be attached to it because I don't understand were the story's going from a woman from England with a man helping her to find her father in France to a judge asking questions if they have seen this prisoner before but don't take this offensive it's just I've read 72 pages and I absolutely do not know where it us going a child must read this 2 or 3 times to understand warning only adults will understand on the first go!
  • A tale of two cities

    4
    By Norgill
    The archaic language makes difficult reading at times but it is a fantastic story very well written, as one would expect from a Dickens novel.
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Hensin
    At first it seems a little slow and meandering. He spends lots of time in the details but as the book goes on, you see all the threads coming together and it gets harder and harder to put it down. He really is such a fantastic writer. Very much recommended.
  • Very much enjoyed reading this

    5
    By Dkkalathil
    Really good read. Have already read Oliver Twist and will be reading more Dickens books.
  • A tale of two cities

    5
    By Sparkybpig
    A powerful story brilliantly told and portraying the drastic events of the French Revolution. Easy to see why it's one of the best selling books of all time!
  • Jungle book

    5
    By Bhermi
    Well done loved the book I love to read this book until I get old xxx
  • Stupendous!

    5
    By P Barreto
    Dickens was a master at expressing the very essence of human feelings. So many years later, we can still identify with his characters.