A Tale of two Cities, Review

16 Jun

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Plot: This book is about the French Revolution, but more specifically about some characters whose lives were affected negatively by all the crazy political madness. It’s about how people can only be trodden on so much before they get sick and tired of it, and how war and bloodshed are terrible even if it’s for a “good cause.”

I love Dickens’ writing style: the rich wealth of descriptive words and the colorful characters. I also appreciated his portrayal of the revolution. My sympathies went to the poverty stricken peasants, and I was strongly disapproving of the disgustingly, obscenely, sickeningly rich and privileged ruling class. But then the backlash was quite gruesome. “The dream that became a nightmare” as they said in The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars

–Daisy

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