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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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Sep 11, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011
Read from August 30 to September 11, 2011

Critics who complain of high melodrama wouldn't be wrong. The thing is, the French Revolution was an era fraught with the same. It would seem strange to read a restrained novel about this moment is history. For that reason and many others, Dickens is the perfect author to write about the Terror. You can't help but gobble up his British superiority, usually a tiny bit more restrained. If there's a laugh in this very sad novel, thats where it lies. I am always amazed by the author's idealism, but in this setting it seems very appropriate.

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