A Tale of Two Cities, Volume 2

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Sheldon, 1863
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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

A drunkard loser lawyer is pulled into the drama of the Darnay family, who foolishly returned to post-revolutionary France. Sydney Carton defends them as best he can, but the wheels of revolution and vengeance will not be stopped for long. My second favorite Dickens novel. Read full review

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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

I was quite surprised at how much I liked this novel, but have written so many reviews today, I'm spent. Suffice to say that I particularly liked the ending. Read full review


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Page 256 - 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. They said of him, about the city that night, that it was the peacefullest man's face ever beheld there....
Page 255 - Or you to me," says Sydney Carton. "Keep your eyes upon me, dear child, and mind no other object." "I mind nothing while I hold your hand. I shall mind nothing when I let it go, if they are rapid." "They will be rapid. Fear not!" The two stand in the fast-thinning throng of victims, but they speak as if they were alone. Eye to eye, voice to voice, hand to hand, heart to heart, these two children of the Universal Mother, else so wide apart and differing, have come together on the dark highway, to...

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