Charles Darnay is a French noble falsely accused of treason. Sydney Carton is a self-loathing junior barrister enlisted to defend him. Between them is a shared love for the daughter of a former Bastille prisoner. Soon, their interlocking fates will be decided, as the French Revolution is ignited and the Reign of Terror begins.
Charles Dickens's belief in renaissance is borne out in this epic novel - as cities are overthrown and transformed, as cynics become selfless heroes, and as a "recall to life" becomes not only possible but necessary, for the individual and for society.
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Revised edition: Previously published as A Tale of Two Cities, this edition of A Tale of Two Cities (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
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The narrator's skill brings a multitude of characters to life.
- h j harris