Readers' Review: Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities"

Readers' Review: Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities"

A Readers' Review of "A Tale of Two Cities." Charles Dicken's classic novel about the social ills plaguing London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.

Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of Charles Dickens' classic, "A Tale of Two Cities." It was the best of times, it was the worst of times in London and Paris, as economic and political unrest lead to the American and French Revolutions. The main characters — Doctor Manette, Charles Darnay, and Sydney Carton — are all recalled to life, or resurrected, in different ways as turmoil erupts.


Donald Sutherland

Professor of History at the University of Maryland

Leslie Maitland

former reporter for "The New York Times"

Karen Chase

Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English literature at the University of Virginia

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