A tale of two cities – Charles Dickens

It is late 1775 and Jarvis Lorry is travelling to Paris on a secret mission for his employer, Telson’s Bank. He becomes caught up in the troubles of Darney, a virtuous and likeable character who suffers the wrath of the downtrodden lower classes when they grasp power from the aristocrats who had treated them so badly. Facing the guillotine, as the Revolution erupts, a love triangle forms as Darney desperately tries to avoid death.

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One Response to “A tale of two cities – Charles Dickens”

  1. Jason Says:

    A very interesting book set during the French Revolution which is targeted at the intermediate audience. Dickens does not put much of his comedy in this book but the style of his writing can be distinguished differently from what styles of writing we use today. The opening lines are brilliant and set the story in one long sentence. Every division in this book introduces new characters, new plots and more unexpectant events to occur. A beautiful example of a Classic.


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