A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens

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This novel is a classic of 19th century English literature. It deals in parallel with the realities of England and of a revolutionary France.

Taking the French revolution as a point of reference, Dickens shows the social and political problems of England, fearing that history would repeat itself in his native country when he was writing this novel.

In the contrast of these two cities presented, England is presented as the confidence, the tranquility, the assured future, while France becomes more and more dangerous as the novel progresses. The acts of violence carried out by the French people are among the most memorable scenes in the book. Dickens rejects revolutionary violence in its two forms, both in its popular form, by the masses, and in its institutionalized form such as terror.


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