Set in London and France during the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens finest works. The author explains the internal turmoil of the people in these cities, as the peasants and laymen are at unrest due to imperialism of the French aristocrats. With the dawn of the revolution, the revolutionaries grow stronger in numbers, and there is imminent danger for the rulers. The author also explains the effect of these events on London.
The two central characters in the story are Charles Darnay, a virtuous aristocrat and Sydney Carton, a disgraced English barrister. We read about the suffering that Charles has to endure at the hands of the revolutionaries. At the same time, Sydney hopes to redeem his ill-spent life by making amends. What does destiny have in store for these men and their respective cities? Told at a massive scale, A Tale of Two Cities comprises 45 chapters and has several iconic characters. The book has sold over 200 million copies, making it one of the most renowned works of literary fiction.
Charles Dickens is known all over the world for his works like Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and David Copperfield. After doing odd jobs to support his family starting at the age of twelve, Mr. Dickens gradually began to develop as a writer, and published his short stories and essays in local newspapers. His books are considered as epitomes of the Victorian era, where he encapsulated the rustic charm of the period, and gave readers characters they could relate to.
This reprint edition of A Tale of Two Cities is available in paperback and has been published in English by Harper Press. It has an ISBN 10 number of 0007350899, and an ISBN 13 number of 9780007350896. You can buy this book online and delve into the classic tale of honour and betrayal, hope and courage, love and compassion.