A Tale of Two Cities
Civil unrest and dramatic upheavals in the French Revolutionary era set the stage for Charles Dickens's Tale of Two Cities. Two men, one French, one English, are at the heart of the novel. Their characters and fates contrast, but both have their romantic sights on the same woman. Romance and rivalries blossom amid the conflict, and yet the fragility of human life and hopes is made all too clear. In this richly-woven and moving tale, no life is untouched by the bloody and fearsome events of the revolution that defined an age.