“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...”
opening words of Charles Dickens's most exciting and popular novel
perfectly capture the essence of the French Revolution. Swept up in the
tide of cruelty and bloodshed are Charles Darnay, the innocent victim
condemned for the crimes of his aristocratic uncle, and Sidney Carton,
his mysterious and disreputable double. Linked by their love for the
same woman, fate hurls them into the dangers of Paris, where they must
fight for their lives against the citizens’ thirst for revenge.
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