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By Charles Dickens

Because the the bicentennary of the French Revolution attracts close to, Dickens' historic novel serves as a well timed reminder of nineteenth-century reactions to that groovy upheaval. Set among 1757 and 1793, A story of 2 towns perspectives the motives and results of the Revolution from an primarily inner most viewpoint, displaying how inner most adventure pertains to public heritage. Dickens' characters are fictional, and their political task is minimum, but all are drawn in the direction of the Paris
of the fear, and all develop into stuck up in its internet of human affliction and human sacrifice.
This variation contains vast explanatory notes giving the most important historical past information regarding the Revolution and Dickens' sources.

`the most sensible tale i've got written' Charles Dickens

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But the people who came to your house weren't there for tea-parties with your mother or bridge evenings with cigars . - They came together to make a revolution. That was ordinary, to you. That­ intention. It was ordinary. - She was 50 brought up short by her own use of the definition 'that house', distancing the private enclosures of her being. -Keep still. -You seem to think people go around talking. revolution as if they were deciding where to go for their s umm e r holidays . Or which new car to buy.

You don't have a corner on that. I don't know about my mother and father- I doubt it. Although Lionel was very attractive to women. You probably SI saw that at the trial- I think most good doctors are . . There were terrible rows and antagonisms between people . . She continued her list. - In the middle of the night, he began to speak. She lay and listened to the seething and sweeping of the bauhinia tree against the tin roof. -Isn't it ? A prescribed way to deal with the frail and wayward flesh that gets sick and wasted and drowns.

At parties her bared flesh was as sunburned as anyone's who had long summe r holidays at the sea ; she did go away from town for a week once or twice, and apparently with a Swedish journalist with whom (it was understood not even her close friends would ever expect information from Rosa herself) she was having a love affair. She took from her father's ex-recep­ tionist one of the kittens produced by the old black cat and set it up 36 with a sand-box in the bathroom of the fiat. It was noted that the Swede wore a gold ring, in the custom of married men from Europe.

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