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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

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Introduction

A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is one of the magnificent historical novels written by Charles Dickens. The two cities mentioned are London and Paris. It is based in the time of the French revolution. The story begins with the journey of Lucie Manette, Miss Pross, who took care of Lucie and Mr. Lorry to Paris. They went to meet Dr. Manette, Lucie's father, who had been held prisoner in the Bastille without a trial, for eighteen years and was now been taken care by his old servant Monsieur Defarge. They went to the wine shop in St. Antoine which was owned by Monsieur Defarge. They met Dr. Manette and took him back to England where his health improved in the love and care of his daughter. At the same time in Paris, a nobleman, the Marquis St. Evremonde was riding back to his palace in his carriage when he ran over a peasant boy. Gaspard, the father of the boy stepped forward and the Marquis threw out a gold coin at him. ...read more.

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Manette and Lucie and then made his way towards Paris. In the journey at every town he was checked. He was fine until just before Paris at a checkpoint he was arrested by Defarge and put into jail for being an immigrant. When Dr. Manette received Darney's letter he immediately decided to go to France. Dr. Manette, Miss Pross, Lucie and her child went to Paris. They met Mr. Lorry who was in Paris on business. A small crowd had gathered outside the office. Dr. Manette went out and using his influence as a prisoner of the Bastille he convinced the crowd that Charles Darney was innocent. He went to the Bastille and stayed with Charles and sent notes back to Mr. Lorry until the fourth day when he came back. He told Lucie there was a spot from where Darney could see her. Darney's trial was held ten years later. Dr. Manette and Defarge were able to convince jury that Darney was innocent and they got him home. ...read more.

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In this book Charles Dickens has given a wide description of The French Revolution. He brings out the sharp contrast between the life of the rich Aristocracy and the poor masses in a manner that makes it easy to understand the reasons for the revolution. He also depicts how brutal the revolutionaries were in implementing their revenge as they killed Marquis St. Evremonde and then wanting to execute his nephew. On the reading of 'A Tale of Two Cities', the era of the French Revolution became easy for me to imagine and visualize. The names of a few novels written about the French Revolution are:- 1. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens 2. Hard Times - Charles Dickens 3. Notre Dame de Paris - Victor Hugo 4. Les Mis�rables - Victor Hugo 5. The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy 6. The Triumph of Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy 7. The Way of Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy 8. Eldora do - Baroness Orczy 9. Lord Tony's Wife - Baroness Orczy 10. Sir Percy Hits Back - Baroness Orczy 11. Sir Percy Leads the Band - Baroness Orczy 12. Mam'zelle Guillotine - Baroness Orczy ...read more.

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