A TALE OF TWO CITIES (ILLUSTRATED): A STORY OF THE FRENCH by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

A story of 2 towns (1859) is the second one old novel via Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris sooner than and through the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat less than the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy within the years major as much as the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality tested through the revolutionaries towards the previous aristocrats within the early years of the revolution. It follows the lives of a number of protagonists via those occasions, such a lot particularly Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls sufferer to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution regardless of his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent lifestyles out of affection for Darnay's spouse, Lucie Manette.

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The man reached out and touched my shoulder as if to tell me it would be okay, we would make it somehow because we were all alive and that’s all that mattered. His wife and son all but consumed by the sandy pit and he was comforting me. ” he asked, his voice cracking. “I think he’s gonna be okay,” I said, wiping my arm across my eyes. “He’s fine, actually. He stopped breathing back at home. It was stupid. ” “Then you gonna leave here,” he said, smiling. ” I walked over to the girl and leaned down to look at her baby brother a last time.

She’s a good sister,” I continued, my voice tripping. The girl looked at me. ” She nodded. ” The girl took a brush from a metal drawer and began to lovingly draw its soft bristles through the boy’s hair. I was caught completely off guard by a wash of emotion. I had only walked over to say a simple hello and good luck, and suddenly I felt an enormous kinship with a man whose name I hadn’t yet learned. We silently watched his daughter [ 41 ] marc parent brush her brother’s head, long after the fine hairs were put in their place.

They watch quietly as I swing through a few dozen before laying the maul on the ground to wait out a small sprain in my wrist. It pulls through like a needle and thread as I roll my hand in a slow circle. The pain is minor, but the weight of the maul demands a fullpower grip. For now, I have to stop. I look to the boys, who are motionless in their layers of clothing — hoods pulled snug around the kind of redcheeked, flat expressions that only the cold air can produce. Casey is three and four months.

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