A Tale of Two Cities
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."
Set in London and Paris, A Tale of Two Cities paints a story
of economical and political unrest at the time of the French Revolution.
After serving 18 years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the
ageing Alexandre Manette is finally released and united with his
daughter Lucie in England. As the lives of Alexandre and Lucie
intertwine with those around them - most namely Charles Darnay and
Sydney Carton, two very different men drawn together by their
love for Lucie - the rising tensions in France and the violent eruption
of the revolution climax in the storming of the Bastille.
Initially described as an experiment, and widely considered to be
Dickens' most tightly plotted novel, it is easy to see why A
Tale of Two Cities remains one of his most popular books.