Tale of Two Cities

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Houghton, Osgood, 1880
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A Tale of Two Cities is at once a factual horror story and a fictional romance. Set in both London and Paris at the time of The French Revolution, it offers a terrifying portrayal of the descent of ... Read full review

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Books that require more thought while reading because of archaic language are at a bit of a disadvantage. They have to be more interesting than a more modern book in order to make me want to spend ... Read full review

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Contents

I
xiii
II
1
III
4
IV
9
V
14
VI
26
VII
47
VIII
54
XXIII
182
XXV
189
XXVI
199
XXVII
203
XXVIII
212
XXIX
220
XXX
225
XXXI
238

IX
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X
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XI
76
XII
81
XIV
95
XV
104
XVI
108
XVII
119
XVIII
128
XIX
132
XX
144
XXI
166
XXII
177
XXXII
259
XXXIII
267
XXXIV
274
XXXV
281
XXXVI
288
XXXVII
299
XXXVIII
312
XL
327
XLI
333
XLII
340
XLIII
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XLIV
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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 367 - 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 366 - 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 361 - 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 304 - 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 271 - 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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