This was amazing. I don't know what made the difference between great expectations and A Tale of Two Cities but I loved this one. Maybe its the context of revolution that is so compelling, maybe it is the fact that we studied this in-depth in my A.P. English class but I am in love with this book. The symbolism, motifs and themes are so vivid and compelling. I love it. I want to read it again and get my own copy and annotate it. Charles Dickens, Cities Book Worth Reading, Book Lists, Cities Booksworthread, Favorite Book, French Revolution, Reading Lists, Sydney Cartons, Good Books
“There was no pause, no pity, no peace, no interval of relenting rest, no measurement of time. Though days and nights circled as regularly as when time was young, and the evening and morning were the first day, other count of time there was none. Hold of it was lost in the raging fever of a nation, as it is in the fever of one patient.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Beginning and ending with some of English literature's most famous lines, Charles Dickens' novel thrives on tension and conflict, all set against the bloody backdrop of the French Revolution. The novel's sense of urgency and intimacy will draw you in and propel you through one of the most tumultuous times in history.
Book Club Selection. Quotes: “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” “A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.”