EWL Book Editorials--

Monday, October 24, 2005

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Relates the adventures of a young Englishman who gives his life during the French Revolution to save the husband of the woman he loves.


  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is a fictional novel of the French Revolution as seen through the eyes of the people who experienced the revolution.

    The novel describes the lives of two completely different men living during this time period and how they become enmeshed because of their love for one woman. The book follows these men and their lives from peaceful London to the bloodstained streets of Paris during the French Revolution.

    I found this book to be historically accurate but extremely tedious. The first two hundred pages went by very slow, but after that, I really became caught up in the lives of these two men and what they had gone through during that time.

    This book is somewhat different from many of Dickens works but is reminiscent of the film Casablanca. Today people can relate to this book because of what is going on in Iraq with the country getting back its independence from tyranny. From reading this book, I have more respect for the rights I sometimes take for granted.

    This book would be appealing for anyone who likes history and other cultures. I also advise anyone who reads this book that the reading is extremely challenging.

    My advice on this project would be, to keep up with your reading and get started early on the project.

    By Blogger ScottW, at 12:28 PM  

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