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"People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading." - Logan Pearsall Smith.

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens "... all through it, I have known myself to be quite undeserving. And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire..."


My love of books began with this novel. When I think about A Tale of Two Cities, especially Sydney Carton, I feel the same ache in my chest that you feel when you think about people you love, the ones you cherish most.

Dickens had such a brilliant mind. Even his non-fiction work is captivating, and that's not usually my thing. But, this novel, well there's simply none better.