A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Published August 20, 2013
- Author Charles Dickens
I’ve always been put off from reading this because of the idea of so much political talk in it, but considering some of the other classic works I have succeeded in reading through my Life List challenge, I thought I could give it a go. It’s true that I probably missed a lot of the more political aspect, the comparisons between France and England, and all that.
But I enjoyed the story, a tale of spies, of wrongful imprisonment, of the ultimate sacrifice. I don’t know whether it’s because I knew the final words, or if it really was quite obvious, but as soon as it was mentioned that there were two characters that looked very alike, it felt clear where it was all going to end.
But that didn’t make it any less touching when the story finally wound its way to a conclusion. Sad, moving and a little bit awe-inspiring as well. A good read, overall, but tricky for me in places.