"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 direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only".
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
English novelist (1812 - 1870)
Charles Dickens is renowned for his humour, but A Tale of Two Cities is one of his least comical books. Dickens also uses his humour in the book to show different points of view. The book is full of tragic situations, leaving little room for intended humour provided by Dickens.
The first book of the novel takes place in 1775.The two cities are Paris and London.It's a book about two men, both in love with the same woman. They are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated British barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.After many adventures in and out of prison, Sydney Carton who looks very much like his rival Charles Darnay, sacrifices his life under the guillotine.
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