A tale of Two Cities Author:Charles Dickens From the ominous opening scene in the Dover mail coach to the tragic finale on the guillotine, the narative is charged with mytery and excitement; and the drama of the central action of the novel grows steadily more intense as it is related to the gigantic spectacle of the French Revolution which serves as the background of the story. "It was th... more »e best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, ot was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going to Heaven, we were all going the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its' noisiest authorities insist on it being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.« less
This is definitely a carefully crafted setting of historical proportion. I like the story, and enjoy reading his works. The story line is telling; it describes in great details the scenes, environments, characters establishment and vulnerabilities, and delves deeply into the human condition. I had to read this slowly, as if I read it fast, the story would get away from me. Don't know if that is something that happens with Dickens readers or not. A definite classic.