It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
I was trying to think of a book to get lost in and Dickens always comes to mind. The colorful characters, descriptions and locale can be nowhere but Victorian London, unless you are reading A Tale of Two Cities. (UK edition)
Dickens wrote many great novels. Some of them are rather long, but not this story of “The Terror” -when being outed as an aristocrat was a death sentence. I also find it reads very fast, starting from the famous first paragraph.
The book goes on to top the beginning, so enjoy!Tweet this!
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