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  • Jess of Avalon

    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I don't normally pin my favorite books (they are endless!) but this one is certainly MORE than worthy of pinning.

  • Josh Thomas

    "It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times. " It's a good book if you have any interest whatsoever in the French Revolution.

  • O'Fallon Public Library

    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Sophomore Honors English, Additional Book. During the tumultuous times of the French Revolution, two men fall in love with the same woman.

  • Natasha Evans

    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Oh, Sydney Carton.

  • Caralen Ashley

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now that I have seen this, not sure how i have lived without a clutch disguised as a book for so long.

“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

Another one that is on the bookshelf waiting to be read. Been ages since I saw the film. When was this book written?

A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens

So useful

Queen Ann's Lace And the quiet of nature to truly relax and enjoy life.

A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

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.”

First read this years ago (junior high?) and every time I re-read it, I'm stunned by the sheer brilliance of this book.