A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

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Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities is set in the late 18th century during the French Revolution. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess.

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  • Roy Bell
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "A tale of two cities novel. People looking for a good read may like this book."
  • Gary Reyes
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "Great book depicting life back in the 18th century. Life was hard and the snotty rich ruled everything back then as well. "
  • Yolanda García
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "It is really a good book. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it."
  • Judith Harper
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This novel is a classic with a London setting making it the perfect solution for this search. There's a reason this book ends up on my high school or college reading requirements and that's because it is one of the best novels ever written."
  • Karen Watson
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This is a great classic. Any novel by Charles Dickens is worth reading and this one is one of the best. I enjoyed the drama and the history, accurate or not, that the book gives. History is in the eye of the beholder after all. "
    Alan Rios
    Written on June 12, 2017
    "While a big fan of Charles Dickens, I could never really enjoy this particular book. It isn't a bad read, per se, but the general tone and atmosphere was something that I wasn't used to from him."
    Mildred Lopez
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "I found this to be a very interesting book. It takes a while to get into it, but it is definitely worth reading."
  • George Han
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "A Tale of Two Cities is a classic and for a very good reason. I honestly didn't think I would be able to get into such a conventional, old fashioned novel, but Dickens surprised me with the depth of his writing and overall ability as a story teller. Two thumbs up and a bag of chips on the side. "
    Sharon Fuller
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "While A Tale of Two Cities is probably a bestseller of all times, it is a very narrow return on my search. I was looking for a list of books that were bestsellers of all time, not just one book."
    Ruth Gray
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "This book is a great classic! Everyone should read it."
  • Edward Obrien
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Classic book from one of the greatest writers ever. Simply read this if you have never had the pleasure."
  • Hannah Snyder
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Charles Dickens is a master writer of Victorian fiction. I truly enjoy his endless classics and A Tale of Two Cities is no different. The themes and underlying tone of the story is witty and humorous. "
  • Rachel Johnston
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Dickens, the man that was paid by the word! I remember reading this book in my teens and ultimately liking it but not sure I would consider it the best historical novel for teens considering the length and the shorter attention spans in the Internet age."
    Jason Lucas
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The classic tale of two cities still has facinating insights into the divide of rich and poor and how those next to us live a very different life."
  • Alan Marshall
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I always look to government agencies in order to learn what works of literature are classic and basic works. Due to the recommendation by the Turkish Ministry of Education, I was able to read A Tale of Two Cities. When reading this iconic story, I learned quickly why this book was so widely regarded as it is an interesting story on aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess. "
  • Christina Olson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "One of the best books set in the French Revolution would have to be A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. It is set in the late 18th century during the French Revolution and while it does have to do with politics, the tone is not necessarily politically driven. I thought the story was interesting and a good read. "
  • Janet Carr
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A Tale of Two Cities is a classic book still relevant in today's times. It is critical of both overzealous change and of a wealthy upper class, both problems we see today in our country."
  • Douglas Jimenez
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "I absolutely loved this book when I had to read it for one of my English courses in school--I'm a sucker for historical fictional novels. I'm so glad I decided to buy this for my Kindle, since and I'm constantly looking back on this for inspiration whenever I practice creative writing. Despite it being a work of fiction, it really pairs up quite nicely with some of the events that were going on during that time period. It might not be the most thrilling of Dickens' works, but I thoroughly enjoy it due to the wide cast of characters."
    Pamela Lee
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "Classic Charles Dickens, what else can I say besides the fact that I've never actually ready it?"
  • Brandon Harper
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "A tale of two cities is a great book and in my opinion a must read for everyone. With that being said I think that there are much better books that are offered by penguin. Read this book but know that there are others you should put higher on your reading list."
  • Vibhore Gavde
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a story of a young orphan boy, named Pip, coming of age in the mid- 19th century. It is a life full of characters both good, bad and in between. The main thrust though is how theses characters all affect young Pip's beliefs; fears and... great expectations. Its a tough read in a few spots but you still get the context and able to move along with the story."
  • George Miller
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I had to read this for school and I hated it. I read it again years later and I loved it. I guess I wasn't ready for the themes back then. A tale of love and honor. One of Dickens's best novels. I will definitely read this one again!"
  • Mark Howell
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Charles Dickens Always puts out good books so This would be good i bet"
  • Jean Nguyen
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "A Tale of Two Cities is a classic that simply everyone should read at least once in their lives. Dickens wrote the story about the French Revolution and manages to offend both and neither of the warring groups, a must read."
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  • Jenny Chang
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Dickens is a celebrated writer for a very good reason, his works have provided valuable insight into the human condition, and to the social climate of the time of his writings. If I had to choose his 'Best' this book would be it without a doubt. It simply resonates the most of his works, it inspires an actual perspective change. For a 'best book' this is a pretty solid choice."
  • Gerald Gonzalez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "It is basically a story of a young orphan boy, named Pip, coming of age in the mid- 19th century. It is a life full of characters both good, bad and in between. The main thrust though is how theses characters all affect young Pip's beliefs; fears and... great expectations. As he grows he finds that many are not what he originally thought them to be. However, they are what they are. The story is about how Pip learns to deal with them and life's twist and turns. It is really a good book. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It is tough to read in a few spots but you can still get the context and keep the story moving along. I highly recommend this book, but you will have to decide if you are old enough to appreciate it. Just don't wait too long"
  • Michael Ryan
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is truly timeless. It pertains to things back then, and to the times today. It's a great educational resource for the children. "
  • Li Wei
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This isn't really one of my favorites, but it should definitely be counted among the best books ever written, if for no other reason, than for its cultural impact. In my opinion Dickens was playing the early role of an "enlightened centrist", and should be mocked for that, but the time and events depicted in the story are still worth appreciating."
  • Irene Carranza
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "A Tale of Two Cities is a classic book that is still relevant. Historical reference with imaginative characters."
  • Terry Morris
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "A Tale of Two Cities is the definitive historic fiction book. It more or less defines the genre and for a good reason: it's a great book."
  • Jordan Webb
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A Tale of Two Cities is a great book if you are looking for a book that tells it in different points of views. The author really does well in making you see things through the eyes of different characters."
  • Kenneth Evans
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I've tried to read A Tale of Two Cities probably over ten times, but every time I get frustrated and put it down. The very interesting story of the French revolution is buried under pages of descriptions of how candles are melting on a table, the color of a tablecloth, and other boring details that let you know Dickens was originally being paid per word."
  • Alan Holland
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I truly enjoyed the political themes employed in A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickens uses themes of oppression and violence to highlight events in the 18th century French Revolution. I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy history and politics."
  • Kathleen Jones
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Cool info"
  • Hu Sun
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I read this classic novel in high school and liked it then, but didn't have the life experience to really understand it. Now that I'm in my 50s, I just read it again and thoroughly enjoyed it as I found the story timeless, the stories themes fit in so well today. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone."
  • Michael Kong
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I am always wanting to enrich myself. I also love different kinds of novels. A Tale of Two Cities was perfect for what I was looking for. I found that the book jumped into many different settings and the character development was top notch."
  • Christopher Hudson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I always want to read an interesting novel. I found A Tale of Two Cities to be really well written. The book was relatable and very well put together. I think the best part was the time period it was written in. I found myself adapting to its setting."
  • Timothy Burton
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "A goof book I recommend for the AP English criteria is Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities. I really love how it is set in the late 18th century during the French Revolution.. Shows a whole different kind of exciting world used in AP English style."
  • Howard King
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "If you haven't read A Tale of Two Cities as required reading in high school, now would be the time to do it. This Dickens classic has been praised time and time again by literary critics, and with good reason. This is a novel that should be on every well-read literature fan's bookshelf."
  • Jonathan Morris
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "A Tale of Two Cities is one of the best books I've read in some time. While it is an old novel, the message and interpretations that we make from this story are still relevant in 2017. This is a book that I will be passing on to my children and grandchildren as a must-read as they grow into young men and women."
    Jacob Beck
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "A tale of two cities is a fantastic choice for the reading enthusiast. It's highly rated on Amazon and highly rated pretty much everywhere else! The ebook on the site has typos apparently."
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