[]
[]

A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles (eBook - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Tale of Two Cities


Item Details

In the early days of the French Revolution, a young Englishman determines to do the utmost to save the husband of the woman he loves from the guillotine.
Authors: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Title: A tale of two cities
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Books,, 2012.
Edition: 1st Vintage classics ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: In the early days of the French Revolution, a young Englishman determines to do the utmost to save the husband of the woman he loves from the guillotine.
Local Note: 23
Additional Contributors: Schama, Simon
Alternate Title: Tale of two cities (eBook)
ISBN: 9780307950505
0307950506
More » MARC Display»

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Report This Mar 03, 2014
  • SCayleeB rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As always, Dickens presents a challenging read, but once the reader makes it through the first few chapters of dry explanation, the book unfolds beautifully into a complex story of innocence, heroism, desperation and the human condition. It took me a while to adjust to Dickens' diction, but I greatly enjoyed the novel. I love especially the symbolism of blood and wine, and the characters stole my heart. I cried for a while after finishing the book--that's how deeply this novel affects its readers. A great story, with great underlying messages. If you enjoy classics of rich literary meaning, I urge you to read this book.

Report This Sep 01, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was the best of times, it was the worse of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… This could have been written today, for it is so appropriate to our times! And who doesn’t know the first words of Dicken’s “Tale of Two Cities”? Well, actually I had never read it—and am very glad I did: what a marvelous book. (I actually read about it in Mrs. Kantor’s excellent “Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature.”) This is the story of love’s redeeming qualities: it purifies the soul, it saves the lost—the best of times; it is also the story of the horrors of the French Revolution and its many excesses and crimes—the worse of times… A tale of love and hate, of the duality of human soul, but also the endurance of good. The movies I watched based upon this book could not recreate the beauty of its very touching end: one must read it to understand its meaning. Dickens was certainly a Christian man and everywhere we find mentions of God; but I am inclined to believe this will not be incommodious to the agnostic or the atheist. Definitely a must read for its quality, its lessons and the unmistakable Dickensonian style. (By the way, Lucie Manette is not an aristocrat; Dr. Manette, her father is a doctor—although the vicious, bloodthirsty masses of the Revolution would consider him such...) NOTICE: Attempts to censor (“Report this”) my comments will be fiercely fought under the aegis of American Libraries’ beloved principles: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Read, Intellectual Freedom. (The three prior comments are SO smart I am still holding my breath!)

i was also drawn here by Will, jajaj thats funny

I was led here by Will in 'the infernal devices' (mortal instruments prequel series) because he quoted many lines and I was drawn into reading more.

Report This Jan 19, 2013
  • macierules rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not my favourite Dickens novel - but so wonderful in parts!

test comment for verifying ticket

Report This Jul 13, 2012
  • ucblue rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very, very and can I say VERY boring and confusing beginning, but the book picked up towards the middle. Had to read it for school, glad I stuck with it. Just make sure you have plenty to snack on during this mind-confusing novel.

Report This Jul 06, 2012
  • Saulia rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Charles Dickens tells the story of the French Revolution, through a different lens, exploring a love story that makes the historical fiction factor more engaging to today's readers. Using a lot of symbolism, he explores themes such as thirst for revenge.

Report This Jun 29, 2012
  • Mysticara7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The beginning is a little slow but keep reading. It's worth it! Also, Madame Defarge is so Helena Bonham Carter.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

VampireHunterD thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Report This Nov 09, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Report This Mar 27, 2011
  • étoile rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

étoile thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Report This Jun 25, 2008
  • pie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

pie thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary

Report This Jul 06, 2012
  • Saulia rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Charles Dickens tells the story of the French Revolution, through a different lens, exploring a love story that makes the historical fiction factor more engaging to today's readers. Using a lot of symbolism, he explores themes such as thirst for revenge.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

“All through it, I have known myself to be quite undeserving. And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire- a fire, however, inseparable in its nature from myself, quickening nothing, lighting nothing, doing no service, idly burning away.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Report This Mar 27, 2011
  • étoile rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." - Sydney Carton

Report This Jun 25, 2008
  • pie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.

Report This Jun 25, 2008
  • pie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.

They were the best of times. They were the worst of times.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at CLEVNET

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.