Book cover - A Tale of Two Cities - Author Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

Author Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Our score: 4.5
From 1,704 Ratings

A Tale of Two Cities Summary

A Tale of Two Cities - The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events.

A Tale of Two Cities Review

  • My favorite book of all time

    By 68black
  • Great

    By Environmently Friendly
    This book is very useful for me.
  • C

    By ddjsjsjssjks
  • Beautiful

    By nickel.ouais
    This piece of historical fiction captured my heart. Resurrection, redemption, and rising up for the repressed during an age of revolution. A powerful story with a meaningful ending, as well as unique and lovable characters. Sydney Carton, you have my whole heart.
  • Classic and beautiful

    By Sdkb
    There are a lot of challenging words to get through but if you persevere, the story is a beautiful one
  • Classic for a reason

    By DocOmaha
    Quintessential Dickensian twists, turns, and interweaving of characters wrapped up with a perfect conclusion. Frequently brought tears to my eyes.
  • Starts off slow, finishes brilliantly

    By RickPutnum
    Reading the first half of this novel, you may wonder what is all the hype about this classic?! But Dickens is a master of slow and steady. He starts off with the separate stories of ~10 vaguely interesting characters. But keep reading. Slowly, the stories of characters become intertwined in a way that you could not have imagined. And keep reading. By the end he has knitted them together into one marvelous masterpiece of a story. Simply, wow.
  • Good

    By lady bird 10
  • The Tale of Two Cities.

    By GTATS1
    I have been reading books for over 70 years, and have read this one five times. It is my favorite book of all time. Each reading brings new insights.
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    By LolosLife
    I thought this was difficult to read in the beginning, it took me some time to find my way. But I kept on reading because the reviews were all excellent. I found it helpful to read the Spark Notes along with the original version as it clarified what I had just read. The end is amazing, it is a work of art, truly a tale worth telling, the human spirit always prevails!