A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles DickensGenre: Classic Release Date:
1854 Publisher: Penguin Classics Source: Bought Add it: Goodreads Rating:
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.
Something about the French Revolution?? Mostly a love triangle?? This was a very confusing novel, guys. And by confusing I mean really, really boring. The two go together. The plot is something like some old dude is found by his daughter Lucie, who is very beautiful and frail and everyone loves her because of course they do, and they go off to England where she marries a slightly less old although equally boring dude BUT THEN he goes to France because of reasons and is arrested, tried and sentenced to death by Guillotine. So Lucie is super upset about this turn of events and she and her dad go to France to save her boring husband BUT obviously because they are boring, keep up with me here, they spend a lot of time wringing their hands UNTIL some bloke comes along and is like I HAVE LOVED LUCIE I WILL SAVE HER HUSBAND because I think he is actually Damon Salvatore; he devises a plan Amber would be proud of, in which he takes on the name of Lucie’s boring husband and dies by Guillotine while actual husband escapes and they all live happily ever after. Except Damon. Because he’s dead. Continue reading