Tale of Two Cities (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Osgood, 1880
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It was long, boring, hard to read. - Goodreads
I still love his prose. - Goodreads
Unfortunately at times it just is hard to read. - Goodreads
The ending was magnificent as well. - Goodreads
I have never enjoyed Charles Dickens' writing. - Goodreads

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I had never read A Tale of Two Cities before. I tend to steer away from "Classics" and "Great Works of Fiction." They tended to disappoint me. The language was too formal for a reader who is used to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shawn Thrasher - Goodreads

It is a far, far better book that I go to, because I thought A Tale of Two Cities was... I'm going to be nice. A book that only recently celebrated a sesquicentennial and has been in print for 150+ ... Read full review

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Contents

I
xiii
II
1
III
4
IV
9
V
14
VI
26
VII
37
VIII
49
XXVI
190
XXVII
197
XXVIII
205
XXIX
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XXX
220
XXXI
226
XXXII
233
XXXIII
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVII
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XLVIII
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Page ix - Like one that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head ; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread.
Page 375 - 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 6 - 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 it!
Page 374 - 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. TwentyThree. They said of him, about the city that night, that it was the peacefulest man's face ever beheld there. Many added that he looked sublime and prophetic.
Page 369 - Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.
Page 312 - 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.
Page 279 - In seasons of pestilence, some of us will have a secret attraction to the disease - a terrible passing inclination to die of it.
Page xix - IT was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

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