A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

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A Tale of Two Cities is centered on Dr. Manette, as he is released from eighteen years of imprisonment as a political prisoner in the Bastille and his reunion with his daughter, Lucie Manette, who has found sanctuary in England. Their lives become intertwined with two men they meet in England, the exiled French aristocrat, Charles Darnay, and a disreputable by brilliant English lawyer, Sydney Carton, both of whom fall in love with Lucie. From their relative safety in London, they soon find themselves drawn back to Paris, which is at the height of the Reign of Terror and poses more danger to them than ever.

Dickens' best-known work of historical fiction, A Tale of Two Cities is one of the best-selling novels of all time, and regularly is ranked among the greatest novels ever written -- a "must-read" for all lovers of classic literature.

                                                   

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