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A Tale of Two Cities
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A Tale of Two Cities
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Charles Dickens', A Tale of Two Cities, begins with these famous words. On the eve of the French Revolution of 1789, the story follows Charles Darney, a French aristocrat-turned-revolutionary, and Sydney Carton, a purposeless British lawyer in love with Darney's wife, Lucie. Sydney's love for Lucie inspires him to join the Revolution alongside his friend Darney, at a time when both France and England are experiencing tensions between the upper and lower classes.

First released in 1859 via magazine installments A Tale of Two Cities, is ultimately the tale of Carton and Darney, London and Paris... A Tale of Two Men.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Charles Dickens', A Tale of Two Cities, begins with these famous words. On the eve of the French Revolution of 1789, the story follows Charles Darney, a French aristocrat-turned-revolutionary, and Sydney Carton, a purposeless British lawyer in love with Darney's wife, Lucie. Sydney's love for Lucie inspires him to join the Revolution alongside his friend Darney, at a time when both France and England are experiencing tensions between the upper and lower classes.

First released in 1859 via magazine installments A Tale of Two Cities, is ultimately the tale of Carton and Darney, London and Paris... A Tale of Two Men.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Anton Lesser reads Dickens's historical romance about a French-English family caught up in the French Revolution in a voice fraught with incipient emotion, acting out roles with intensity but without becoming tiresome. A one-man ensemble, he distinguishes characters clearly yet effortlessly, without crudely broad strokes. He renders moments of quiet emotion with delicacy, perhaps even more effectively than big emotions, though he gives rioting Parisians their due. He manages, almost without faltering, to keep the novel vivid and intimate, pressing it into the listener's heart and mind, though at times Dickens's sentimentality and melodrama are hard to take. This is as fine a performance as one can reasonably expect from a narrator. W.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2006 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine
  • DOGO Books bigmelo - I'm halfway through the novel right now, & I've got to say, it's amazing! So far, I've heard about how the French Revolution is ongoing, while the story revolves around the following characters - Dr. Manette, a man who has been driven insane due to his immoral imprisonment for 18 years; his daughter, Lucie Manette, a lovely young woman who inspires & gives hope to those around her; Charles Darnay, the virtuous son of venal French aristocrats who is persecuted in both England & France; Madame Defarge, a cruel yet cunning agent who silently weaves a complex web of victims; & Sydney Carton, a failing, alcoholic lawyer who is still able to reveal a love filled with both allure & tragedy. Simply fascinating... :D
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