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Charles Dickens ½ 0 Read & download Characters ✓ A Tale of Two Cities 100 After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England There the lives of two very different. 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 It rarely happens that a uote from a book haunts me but this one well this one does I finished A Tale of Two Cities about two weeks ago yet I m still not over the ending But how could I After all this is one of those rare books that keep you thinking even after you finished the last page and already closed the cover of the book The most intriguing thing about this all is the following though I had a really really tough time getting into A Tale of Two Cities when I first started to read it XD The sentences were too long and complicated and Dickens writing style is lengthy and so full of superfluous words that every editor no matter the century shehe lives in would have had a field day crossing them out lol O Miss Manette when the little picture of a happy father s face looks up in yours when you see your own bright beauty springing up anew at your feet think now and then that there is a man who would give his life to keep a life you love beside you So what happened I can t explain it but I think Dickens s magic happened At least that s the only thing I can come up with while I m trying to explain my sudden love for this book I mean we have a little bit of comedy in here when three different suitors attempt to ask for Lucy Manettes hand yet at the same time Doctor Manette s mental condition is making the situation as serious as it could possibly be What can I do for my friend No man ever can have been desirious in his heart to serve a friend than I am to serve mine if I knew how Every character in here is either an angel Miss Manette or a precious snowflake Mr Lorry Charles Darnay or it s bloodthirsty and evil Madame Defarge The Maruis There is no grey area well not unless you count Sydney Carton who is by far the most intriguing character in the entire book I loved him 3 Yes he might have been a drunkard and I m pretty sure he suffered from depression but of all the characters that made an appearance in A Tale of Two Cities he s certainly the most honourable and pure soul It is too late for that I shall never be better than I am I shall sink lower and be worse And this Ladies and Gentleman is the true tragedy of this book That Sydney thinks he s worth nothing even though he DESERVES THE FREAKING WORLD Excuse my screaming but ADKFASKDFKASDFKSDFKASD I get all emotional just thinking about this lovable man He is worthy he is wantable to hell with it I m actually going to compare him to my precious boy Adam Parrish now LOL Both of them deserve so much and they are always trying to fit in to make their life better yet there s always something that holds them back That makes their lives difficult You are a good man and a true friend said Carton in an altered voice Forgive me if I notice that you are affected I could not see my father weep and sit by careless And I could not respect your sorrow if you were my father You are free from that misfortune however No one notices the struggle he s going through and a lot of people judge him for his actions Not outright into his face but behind his back Truth be told I think Miss Manette might have been the only person who ever got a decent glimpse at his true character and nature And this only because he let her see it Because he loved her and because he wanted her to know that there was a part of him the part that loved her that actually was worthy of her love as well TT I would ask you dearest to be very generous with him always and very lenient on his faults when he is not by I would ask you to believe that he has a heart he very very seldom reveals and that there are deep wounds in it My dear I have seen it bleeding But we re in the time of the guillotine the time of change of libert galit et fraternit And forgiveness and compassion let alone justice aren t truly on the agenda People like the Maruis had no mercy with their subjects and their former servants pay them back in kind Unfortunately this also means that innocent people regardless of their actions and their lack of involvement are sentenced to death as well Casualties in a war that gained momentum way too fast And so it happens that the storyline swells to a crescendo that ends in a climax I didn t expect Boy did that ending throw me OoIt was a beautiful ending tragic but beautiful hopeful and sad And it taught me that Dickens was indeed a great writer view spoiler Are you dying for him she whispered And his wife and child Hush Yes O you will let me hold your brave hand stranger Hush Yes my poor sister to the last I cried an ocean reading this scene Sydney Carton deserved so much better than that What a noble and gentle and compassionate soul What a brave man that gives comfort while he s going to his death as well I can t even TT I just can t cries and ocean again hide spoiler

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Charles Dickens ½ 0 Read & download Characters ✓ A Tale of Two Cities 100 Men Charles Darnay an exiled French aristocrat and Sydney Carton a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette From the tranuil roads. 883 A Tale of Two Cities Charles DickensA Tale of Two Cities 1859 is a historical novel by Charles Dickens set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette his 18 year long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to life in London with his daughter Lucie whom he had never met Lucie s marriage and the collision between her beloved husband and the people who caused her father s imprisonment and Monsieur and Madame Defarge sellers of wine in a poor suburb of Paris The story is set against the conditions that led up to the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror 2003 1347 300 1346 436 1355 570 1362 520 1363 197 1368 180 1368 130 1370 225 1370 171 1374 141 1377 480 1381 482 1389 96 1389 698 1393 165 25061399

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Charles Dickens ½ 0 Read & download Characters ✓ A Tale of Two Cities 100 Of London they are drawn against their will to the vengeful bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. 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 spring of hope it was the winter of despair So begins A Tale of Two Cities a perennial favourite It was an instant success when it was first published and its popularity has remained steady ever since as one of the best selling novels of all time For many it is their most loved novel by Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities is Dickens s second shortest completed novel possibly his tightest plotted and most dramatic novel yet in many ways it is the least Dickensian It is one of only two historical novels Dickens ever wrote and he wanted to try out a few new ways of writing to celebrate the launch of his new periodical At this time Dickens felt very at home in France speaking French fluently and identifying so much with the French character that he sometimes viewed himself as almost a Frenchman in exile He despised any parochial or narrow minded thinking he might see in English people and freuently poked fun at them in his writing He travelled extensively and wherever he went he carried his friend Thomas Carlyle s History of the French Revolution published in 1837 with him reading it over and over again Dickens jokingly claimed to have read the book 500 times In truth he admired and revered his friend rather than the feeling being reciprocated Carlyle tended to view Dickens as a mere novelist But Dickens was determined to meticulously research the historical background to his latest work and used Carlyle s book as a reference source Attempting to imbue his new way of writing with gravitas Dickens tried to curb or at least subdue some of his own habits of fanciful imagination After criticism of his earlier slips in Barnaby Rudge he had resolved to make this account although fictionalised an historically accurate a portrayal as possible Along with the less discursive style he paid less reliance on character development and humour both usual indicators of his style Some readers maintain they do not associate Dickens with humour and I personally feel that that is due in large part to their familiarity with his later works especially this one If this is the only Dickens novel one has read it is possible to miss much of its uirky humour A Tale of Two Cities has been dramatised countless times and in common with many others I am drawn to each dramatisation The story is a violent and bloody one with acts of heroism and intrigue secrets and lies imprisonment and torture sorrow and loss terror and madness panic and frenzy It describes in detail the depth of depravity a human can sink to and also instances the pinnacle of an almost unimaginable force for compassion and altruism The characters once read about here stay in the mind for ever they are spell binding whether good or evil There is much mystery and the development of the story is so tightly plotted that the tension mounts to almost unbearable limits The horrors described are both explicit and totally believeable After much thought then I have rated it five stars A story which endures and continues to be retold with images which permeate each new generation s consciousness which is so powerfully written and can move the reader to tears each time they read it deserves no less Do I like it No not really I have to steel myself to read this each time But then I don t enjoy Dostoevsky either and Dickens was one of his favourite writers So this takes nothing away from my reluctant admiration for the novel It is a deeply spiritual work with the main theme of resurrection sitting very firmly in a Christian context Being recalled to life is a major theme throughout the novel in fact Dickens at one time considered using Recalled to Life as the book s title Buried how long The answer was always the same Almost eighteen years You had abandoned all hope of being dug out Long ago You know that you are recalled to life They tell me so Of course the story is shrouded in mystery Recalled to life refers to several strands and episodes in the story as well as being a metaphor It is possible to enjoy the story without necessarily picking up uite how embedded in the novel all the Christian references are One might see a vaguely spiritual thread of redemption running through and an idea of a better future life without picking up on the myriad references to blood river cleansing water shrouds love light and golden threads binding families together Take one tiny but telling detail at the climax of the book The murmuring of many voices the upturning of many faces the pressing on of many footsteps in the outskirts of the crowd so that it swells forward in a mass like one great heave of water all flashes away Twenty Three What if anything might the number 23 signify The 23rd Psalm possibly A psalm which is often understood by Christians as an allusion to the eternal life given by Christ In the story it refers to view spoilerSidney Carton sacrificing himself to the guillotine in the final scene In other words the 23rd victim is a Christ figure who is willingly executed by massed crowds baying for blood in the culmination His death thus serves to save the lives of others ensuring that his own life gains meaning and value hide spoiler


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  • A Tale of Two Cities
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  • 20 August 2018
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