By Charles Dickens
A story of 2 towns is Charles Dickens's nice historic novel, set opposed to the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. the main recognized and maybe the most well-liked of his works, it compresses an occasion of sizeable complexity to the dimensions of a kin historical past, with a forged of characters that features a bloodthirsty ogress and an antihero as believably unsuitable as any in smooth fiction. notwithstanding the least commonplace of the author's novels, A story of 2 towns nonetheless underscores lots of his enduring themes--imprisonment, injustice, and social anarchy, resurrection and the renunciation that fosters renewal.
"Dickens's French Revolution is perhaps extra just like the French Revolution than Carlyle's," stated G. okay. Chesterton. "In dignity and eloquence A story of 2 towns virtually stands by myself one of the books via Dickens."
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