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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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it was amazing
bookshelves: actual-book, classics

I've read this - by pure chance - over the weekend that France was celebrating Bastille Day when the people there celebrate the horror that was the French Revolution as the foundation of their modern nation with its roots in Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and the less well remembered - or Death! This weekend, this year, though, has seen the attack in Nice and the streets of a French city bloodied once again, two hundred years on. Dickens' story of love, sacrifice, intrigue and vengeance within that 18th Century bloodbath is a pertinent reminder that Liberty is not a benevolent gift of the Progressive Angels but a complex beast that expects blood and sacrifice if it is to be sustained and passed on. It's a horrific Tale but one that shows us the both the best and worst that we are capable of.

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Reading Progress

July 10, 2016 – Started Reading
July 10, 2016 – Shelved
July 10, 2016 – Shelved as: actual-book
July 12, 2016 –
July 17, 2016 – Finished Reading
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: classics

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