A Tale of Two Cities

Charles DICKENS (1812 - 1870)

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it is among the most famous works of fiction. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The most notable are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated British barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 Bk1 Ch01 - The Period Paul Adams
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Play 02 Bk1 Ch02 - The Mail Paul Adams
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Play 03 Bk1 Ch03 - The Night Shadows Paul Adams
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Play 04 Bk1 Ch04 - The Preparation Paul Adams
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Play 05 Bk1 Ch05 - The Wine Shop Paul Adams
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Play 06 Bk1 Ch06 - The Shoemaker Paul Adams
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Play 07 Bk2 Ch01 - Five Years Later Paul Adams
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Play 08 Bk2 Ch02 - A Sight Paul Adams
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Play 09 Bk2 Ch03 - A Disappointment Paul Adams
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Play 10 Bk2 Ch04 - Congratulatory Paul Adams
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Play 11 Bk2 Ch05 - The Jackal Paul Adams
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Play 12 Bk2 Ch06 - Hundreds of People Paul Adams
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Play 13 Bk2 Ch07 - Monseigneur in Town Paul Adams
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Play 14 Bk2 Ch08 - Monseigneur in the Country Paul Adams
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Play 15 Bk2 Ch09 - The Gorgon's Head Paul Adams
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Play 16 Bk2 Ch10 - Two Promises Paul Adams
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Play 17 Bk2 Ch11 - A Companion Picture Paul Adams
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Play 18 Bk2 Ch12 - The Fellow of Delicacy Paul Adams
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Play 19 Bk2 Ch13 - The Fellow of No Delicacy Paul Adams
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Play 20 Bk2 Ch14 - The Honest Tradesman Paul Adams
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Play 21 Bk2 Ch15 - Knitting Paul Adams
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Play 22 Bk2 Ch16 - Still Knitting Paul Adams
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Play 23 Bk2 Ch17 - One Night Paul Adams
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Play 24 Bk2 Ch18 - Nine Days Paul Adams
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Play 25 Bk2 Ch19 - An Opinion Paul Adams
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Play 26 Bk2 Ch20 - A Plea Paul Adams
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Play 27 Bk2 Ch21 - Echoing Footsteps Paul Adams
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Play 28 Bk2 Ch22 - The Sea Still Rises Paul Adams
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Play 29 Bk2 Ch23 - Fire Rises Paul Adams
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Play 30 Bk2 Ch24 - Drawn to the Loadstone Rock Paul Adams
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Play 31 Bk3 Ch01 - In Secret Paul Adams
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Play 32 Bk3 Ch02 - The Grindstone Paul Adams
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Play 33 Bk3 Ch03 - The Shadow Paul Adams
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Play 34 Bk3 Ch04 - Calm in Storm Paul Adams
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Play 35 Bk3 Ch05 - The Wood Sawyer Paul Adams
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Play 36 Bk3 Ch06 - Triumph Paul Adams
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Play 37 Bk3 Ch07 - A Knock at the Door Paul Adams
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Play 38 Bk3 Ch08 - A Hand at Cards Paul Adams
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Play 39 Bk3 Ch09 - The Game Made Paul Adams
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Play 40 Bk3 Ch10 - The Substance of the Shadow Paul Adams
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Play 41 Bk3 Ch11 - Dusk Paul Adams
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Play 42 Bk3 Ch12 - Darkness Paul Adams
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Play 43 Bk3 Ch13 - Fifty-two Paul Adams
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Play 44 Bk3 Ch14 - The Knitting Done Paul Adams
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Play 45 Bk3 Ch15 - The Footsteps Die Out For Ever Paul Adams
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