A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 1,373 Ratings


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.


  • 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!
  • Tail of Two Cities

    By Geezer Me
    I first read this book when I was a sophomore in high school, so many years ago. It didn't register much with me then. After recently traveled to London and Paris, I decided to read the story again. Having now been and seen places and things mentioned in the story, I could picture all of this in my mind. It brought life to the story for me.
  • So timely

    By savvydude
    Thank you, Mr. Dickens, for an amazing ride.
  • J. Cole brought me here...

    By AngelHernandez206
    That is all.
  • My Favorite Dickens Story!

    By Ashbash1
    I absolutely love this Dickens classic. I have wanted to read it for years and finally determined to do it. I love how he interweaves a very dark period of history with the beauty of redemptive love. A highly recommended read.
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    By Disch34
    As beautiful a story as I remembered it when I first read it many years ago.
  • Beautiful.

    By Michelle.Alvarez
    This book has now become one of my favourites. It is just beautiful.
  • Tale of Two Cities

    By Min to go
    This is Dickens' best work. A story of the parallel lives of two men with equal intelligence and opportunity. One relinquishes his wealth with the hatful, abusive, selfish, and arrogant name of his aristocratic family. The other relinquishes his own potential for drinking and self loathing. Although we never understand why this one has spiraled so low. Both men fall in love with a pure spirited woman. Then the French Revolution, where the past comes to take vengeance on the present, rightly or not. The salvation of the one is also the salvation of the other. A page turner to the end.
  • I am the resurrection and the life

    By TheReference96
    This is a truly beautiful work by Charles Dickens! It is one his most complete and well thought out novels ( possibly because it is based off of a play Dickens saw, which eventually led to his mid-life crisis, LOL). This is a book for anyone who likes a poetic, thought provoking, ironic, romantic story. It is a tale of life, love, revenge, and selfless sacrifice. I read this for English class, and I'm so glad I did! A Tale of Two Cities is one of my favorite stories of all time!!! I am now TEAM CARTON all the way! Edward Cullen has nothing on the deplorable and adorable Sydney Carton ;D "I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die..."