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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.

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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.

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Auteur: Charles Dickens
Papier van: 377 pagina's
Uitgever: Charles Dickens
Publicatie datum: 15 december 2016
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More famous for his pro-globalization economic arguments than for his reporting on the Middle East, Thomas Friedman's first book, in my opinion, remains his best. If you want to understand the region and the Israeli-Palestinian-Lebanese conflict in particular, read this book.
2017-01-03 16:32

pretty intense ... to be expected since this a memoir. I was impressed by the shear magnitude of this book. It was powerful and beautiful, though sometimes hard to read. But, it was worth it in the end.
2017-01-03 07:35