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A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

Review of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

 

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       Oh iam very much excited when reading it!  i did not read any book like this book for ever....dicken's uses masterful literary techniques to advance the wide spectrum of characters through its compelling theme.The ending is so satisfying in the way it ties together the loose ends, that you'll feel like reading the book again very soon.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was reviewed by smart cities

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       Absolute masterpiece! 5 STARS! It does start off kinda slow, but when it picks up you wont be able to put this thick book down. I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone that isn't well into high, or even college, because the old language can be confusing at times. Charles Dickens absolutely knows how to write.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was reviewed by Jake

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       A wonderful, historical fiction novel that truly defines the terror and the times of the French Revolution. Although Dickens doesn't use many scenes of incredible action, he uses the intricate bond of family and love to show how the period of civil unrest truly affected French and English citizens. A must read for history-lovers, but a book that can also be enjoyed by those who love literature.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was reviewed by William

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       Charles Dickens has certainly captured my attention and compelled me to read more of his works. In A Tale of Two Cities, he uses masterful literary techniques to advance the wide spectrum of characters through its compelling theme. I thought the beginning was a little slow, but it picks up quickly. One thing that amazes me is how Dickens gives you such a vivid picture of both London and Paris with all of their inhabitants, peasant and aristocratic alike. The scope of this book seamlessly moves from detailed development of indivituals to a wide focus of the people as a whole in their respective cities, weaving the intricate plot all along the way. All of this contributes to the thesis, which I found insightful and timeless in its lessons on the nature of humanity. The ending is so satisfying in the way it ties together the loose ends, that you'll feel like reading the book again very soon.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was reviewed by Josh

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       I was supposed to read this book when I was a kid in school but there were so many other things that had to be done.I managed to pass my final exam through the good fortune of having my older brother explain the characters and plot the night before so I had the dubious distinction of aceing the final exam without having turned a page.  So here I am just past sixty and just closing the book after reading the last page.  What an absolute masterpiece!
       His descriptive abilites had me walking down the streets of London and Paris alongside the characters, his  subtle skills in plot development and the intricate, almost secret, placing of clues had me jumping back and forth through the pages to find out what I had missed. It was like an old masters oil painting in words.
       Looking back, I was way too immature to have appreciated the book as a teenager because I just didn't have the powers of concentration needed to get through it . It was originally published as a serialized story in one of the UK's magazines of the day, today's newspaper's should jump on just this sort of  serialized storytelling in their weekend editions..'cos once I'm done with the crosswords there ain't nothin' more that interests me.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was reviewed by William Corden

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