A Tale of Two Cities (Google eBook)

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Macmillan Company, 1922
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Most satisfying ending in the English language. - Goodreads
It was long, boring, hard to read. - Goodreads
The plot is intricate and beautiful. - Goodreads
I still love his prose. - Goodreads
I have never enjoyed Charles Dickens' writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - midnightfaerie - Goodreads

"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." Why have I always assumed that quote was from Shakespeare? I've ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Koivu - Goodreads

Hands down my favorite Dickens' I've read yet! It's got love, sacrifice, revenge, revolt and other exciting verbs! I'm a big fan of a solid marriage between character development and action. A Tale of ... Read full review

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Page 401 - I am the Resurrection and the Life, saith the Lord : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live : and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." The murmuring of many voices, the upturning of many faces, the pressing on of many footsteps in the outskirts of the crowd, so that it swells forward in a mass, like one great heave of water, all flashes away. Twenty-Three.
Page 12 - A WONDERFUL fact to reflect upon that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest to it ! Something of the awfuluess, even of...
Page 402 - It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
Page 402 - I see that child who lay upon her bosom, and who bore my name, a man, winning his way up in that path of life which once was mine. I see him winning it so well, that my name is made illustrious there by the light of his. I see the blots I threw upon it faded away. I see him foremost of just judges and...
Page 30 - ... mouths; others made small mud-embankments, to stem the wine as it ran; others, directed by lookers-on up at high windows, darted here and there, to cut off little streams of wine that started away in new directions; others devoted themselves to the sodden and lee-dyed pieces of the cask, licking, and even champing the moister wine-rotted fragments with eager relish.

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