A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

'Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; -- the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!' After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but 'Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; -- the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!' After eightee...

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Title:A Tale of Two Cities
Author:Charles Dickens
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Genres:Classics
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:489 pages pages

A Tale of Two Cities Reviews

  • Teresa
    Jan 15, 2008

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 28, 2009

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

  • Melissa Rudder
    Jan 23, 2008

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

  • Leslie
    Feb 09, 2008

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

  • Brad
    Mar 25, 2008

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

    A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first. From there, it's all gone downhill. Just look at my reviews where I casually admit to throwing away classics unread. A Light in August, Lolita, The Elegance of...

    "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." I still remember being assigned to read this book in the 11th grade by Mr. Stahler. I can still see him up there in front of the room, leaning on the ...

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

    A painful beast of a book. It took me five attempts to get past page one hundred, and when I finally did break that barrier I pressed on until the very end so that I didn't have to suffer ever again. Dickens is a problem for me. I admit it freely. There was a time, many years ago...

  • Laura
    Jun 12, 2008

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

  • Stephen
    Mar 05, 2010

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

    A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first. From there, it's all gone downhill. Just look at my reviews where I casually admit to throwing away classics unread. A Light in August, Lolita, The Elegance of...

    "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." I still remember being assigned to read this book in the 11th grade by Mr. Stahler. I can still see him up there in front of the room, leaning on the ...

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

    A painful beast of a book. It took me five attempts to get past page one hundred, and when I finally did break that barrier I pressed on until the very end so that I didn't have to suffer ever again. Dickens is a problem for me. I admit it freely. There was a time, many years ago...

    6.0 stars. This was the first Charles Dickens novel I have ever read and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! After reading this, I immediately decided that I would plan on reading the rest of Dickens books (hopefully one every couple of months until I get through them all. I was completely amazed...

  • Erik
    Feb 16, 2010

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

    A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first. From there, it's all gone downhill. Just look at my reviews where I casually admit to throwing away classics unread. A Light in August, Lolita, The Elegance of...

  • Jason Koivu
    Nov 22, 2008

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

  • Apatt
    Jun 25, 2009

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

  • Kalliope
    Jun 29, 2015

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

  • Candi
    Apr 13, 2018

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

  • Laysee
    Apr 29, 2018

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

    A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first. From there, it's all gone downhill. Just look at my reviews where I casually admit to throwing away classics unread. A Light in August, Lolita, The Elegance of...

    "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." I still remember being assigned to read this book in the 11th grade by Mr. Stahler. I can still see him up there in front of the room, leaning on the ...

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

    A painful beast of a book. It took me five attempts to get past page one hundred, and when I finally did break that barrier I pressed on until the very end so that I didn't have to suffer ever again. Dickens is a problem for me. I admit it freely. There was a time, many years ago...

    6.0 stars. This was the first Charles Dickens novel I have ever read and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! After reading this, I immediately decided that I would plan on reading the rest of Dickens books (hopefully one every couple of months until I get through them all. I was completely amazed...

    About 30 pages into this book, I was struck with a moment of panic: WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? WHERE THE HELL IS GARFIELD?!? Had the lasagna-loving feline been uncerimoniously behead on the guillotine before the happenings of page 1? Without my favorite cartoon cat's wry, laid-back se...

    ????????????? ??????????( ????? ??? ??? ????? ??? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ??? ????? ???????????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???????), ????????????? ??????? ??? ?...

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times? These lines will perhaps haunt me for the rest of my life. A Tale of Two Cities is a delicious plate of my mom?s best hotch-potch served in the biting cold of a grey December. Set in the backdrop of the French Revolution, wit...

    A Tale of Two Cities is the best-known work of historical fiction by the first classical English writer I have read and loved. A couple of strong reviews convinced me to spend some time with Dickens and allow him to regale me with a good yarn set against the background of the French Re...

  • فهد الفهد
    Feb 03, 2012

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

  • Debra
    Feb 24, 2011

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

    A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first. From there, it's all gone downhill. Just look at my reviews where I casually admit to throwing away classics unread. A Light in August, Lolita, The Elegance of...

    "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." I still remember being assigned to read this book in the 11th grade by Mr. Stahler. I can still see him up there in front of the room, leaning on the ...

  • Danger
    Mar 28, 2011

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

    A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first. From there, it's all gone downhill. Just look at my reviews where I casually admit to throwing away classics unread. A Light in August, Lolita, The Elegance of...

    "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." I still remember being assigned to read this book in the 11th grade by Mr. Stahler. I can still see him up there in front of the room, leaning on the ...

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

    A painful beast of a book. It took me five attempts to get past page one hundred, and when I finally did break that barrier I pressed on until the very end so that I didn't have to suffer ever again. Dickens is a problem for me. I admit it freely. There was a time, many years ago...

    6.0 stars. This was the first Charles Dickens novel I have ever read and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! After reading this, I immediately decided that I would plan on reading the rest of Dickens books (hopefully one every couple of months until I get through them all. I was completely amazed...

    About 30 pages into this book, I was struck with a moment of panic: WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? WHERE THE HELL IS GARFIELD?!? Had the lasagna-loving feline been uncerimoniously behead on the guillotine before the happenings of page 1? Without my favorite cartoon cat's wry, laid-back se...

  • Lyn
    Dec 01, 2011

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Mar 08, 2013

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

  • Pink
    Aug 12, 2017

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

  • Bionic Jean
    Sep 25, 2016

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
    Mar 02, 2018

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

  • Adina
    Mar 20, 2018

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

  • Duane
    Nov 13, 2013

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

  • Annie
    Nov 05, 2014

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

    A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first. From there, it's all gone downhill. Just look at my reviews where I casually admit to throwing away classics unread. A Light in August, Lolita, The Elegance of...

    "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." I still remember being assigned to read this book in the 11th grade by Mr. Stahler. I can still see him up there in front of the room, leaning on the ...

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

    A painful beast of a book. It took me five attempts to get past page one hundred, and when I finally did break that barrier I pressed on until the very end so that I didn't have to suffer ever again. Dickens is a problem for me. I admit it freely. There was a time, many years ago...

    6.0 stars. This was the first Charles Dickens novel I have ever read and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! After reading this, I immediately decided that I would plan on reading the rest of Dickens books (hopefully one every couple of months until I get through them all. I was completely amazed...

    About 30 pages into this book, I was struck with a moment of panic: WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? WHERE THE HELL IS GARFIELD?!? Had the lasagna-loving feline been uncerimoniously behead on the guillotine before the happenings of page 1? Without my favorite cartoon cat's wry, laid-back se...

    ????????????? ??????????( ????? ??? ??? ????? ??? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ??? ????? ???????????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???????), ????????????? ??????? ??? ?...

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times? These lines will perhaps haunt me for the rest of my life. A Tale of Two Cities is a delicious plate of my mom?s best hotch-potch served in the biting cold of a grey December. Set in the backdrop of the French Revolution, wit...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 17, 2014

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

    A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first. From there, it's all gone downhill. Just look at my reviews where I casually admit to throwing away classics unread. A Light in August, Lolita, The Elegance of...

    "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." I still remember being assigned to read this book in the 11th grade by Mr. Stahler. I can still see him up there in front of the room, leaning on the ...

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

  • Reckoner
    Mar 23, 2018

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

    I first read A Tale of Two Cities as a high school sophomore. I have a vivid memory of my English book laid flat on my desk, though it seems odd to me now that the whole story was in a textbook. Though it wasn?t my introduction to Dickens (that came from a book of stories I didn?t ...

    A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first. From there, it's all gone downhill. Just look at my reviews where I casually admit to throwing away classics unread. A Light in August, Lolita, The Elegance of...

    "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." I still remember being assigned to read this book in the 11th grade by Mr. Stahler. I can still see him up there in front of the room, leaning on the ...

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

    A painful beast of a book. It took me five attempts to get past page one hundred, and when I finally did break that barrier I pressed on until the very end so that I didn't have to suffer ever again. Dickens is a problem for me. I admit it freely. There was a time, many years ago...

    6.0 stars. This was the first Charles Dickens novel I have ever read and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! After reading this, I immediately decided that I would plan on reading the rest of Dickens books (hopefully one every couple of months until I get through them all. I was completely amazed...

    About 30 pages into this book, I was struck with a moment of panic: WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? WHERE THE HELL IS GARFIELD?!? Had the lasagna-loving feline been uncerimoniously behead on the guillotine before the happenings of page 1? Without my favorite cartoon cat's wry, laid-back se...

    ????????????? ??????????( ????? ??? ??? ????? ??? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ??? ????? ???????????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???????), ????????????? ??????? ??? ?...

  • Carlos
    May 14, 2015

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

    It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done. I know that?s lame, but I?m out of ideas for an opening paragraph. This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleas...

    I don't know Dickens. Is it you? Or is it me? I keep reminding myself that this isn't typical fare of his. Much shorter, written weekly, full of plot, tight on character development, short on the waffle. Does this make it one of his best, or one of his worst? I have to admit, th...

    One of the greatest novels ever written. I've never seen a ranking that didn't include this novel. If you have ever wondered what it was like to live through the French Revolution, then read this novel. Through Dickens' words you feel the anger, the hopelessness, the insecurity, and mo...

    "IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING..." Antes que todo: Que pedazo de final! Dickens est en el podio de mis escritores favoritos, pero si hay algo que le falt es un poco ms de claridad al expresarse en oraciones largas, y eso se refleja claramente en esta novela. A pesar de eso, ...

  • Pouting Always
    Mar 07, 2017

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...

    Some how my review of this got deleted which is good because I think after sitting a while I can appreciate the book more. When I read it it was confusing and slow and then towards the end really picked up and I was kind of disoriented but it gives a really good view into things in the...

  • Sidharth Vardhan
    Jun 08, 2013

    My primary goal when I'm teaching A Tale of Two Cities to my sophomores is to make them realize that Charles Dickens didn't write creaky, dusty long novels that teachers embraced as a twisted rite of passage for teenagers. Instead, I want them them to understand why Dickens was one of ...

    Charles Dickens is a demanding writer. The narratives of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are relaxed and simple when compared to this. Reading Dickens requires concentration, and a will to carry on when sometimes the writing gives you a headache. This is a historical novel. ...

    Hundreds, thousands of stories long to have a quotable verse, just one. Tale of Two Cities, Dickens masterpiece as far as I'm concerned, is bookended by two of the most recognizable quotes in all of English language. This is also the darkest story I have read of his, and no dou...

    Most satisfying ending in the English language. Yes, the last line is a classic ("It is a far, far better thing ..."), concluding, in astonishingly concise language (for Dickens), the peace and redemption of the story's most poignant romantic hero. But this novel delivers such a gr...

    "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in eve...

    ?It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair? So begins A Tale of Two Cities, a perennial favourite. It was an instant success when it was first published...

    Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it ? if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp aloud at the revelations! Critics are divided on its place in the Dickens canon, but the ones who think it an inferior work are simply d...

    883. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Pa...

    ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ??...

    A TALE OF TWO TALES Reading Dickens?s approach to historical fiction, at first I could not help but remember Romola, which I read recently. And even if Romola seemed to have more of a Victorian than a Florentine Renaissance tone, the story and the context were very nicel...

    Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of Two Cities is well-wed. Some criticize Dickens for his trite stories and overblown ca...

    ???? ?? ????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????????? ?????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????, ???? ? ????? ??? ??????????...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations). I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours. From the first immortal words...

    DNF at page 150 Well, I can't believe I am abandoning a Charles Dickens novel but I do not want to go on. It is so different from the other two works that I've read by him and loved. I don't know, I don't like the tone of the story(it might be the translation), cannot connect with t...

    ?No man ever really loved a woman, lost her, and knew her with a blameless though an unchanged mind, when she was a wife and a mother, but her children had a strange sympathy with him?an instinctive delicacy of pity for him. What fine hidden sensibilities are touched in such a ca...