Thursday, August 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday - A Tale of Two Cities

This week I felt like going way back to a book my Aunt groans about every time I mention it being one of my favorites.  Mostly because she swears she doesn't know how I can enjoy reading anything written like books written during the Victorian era.  As usual it's just her being picky.  Personally it's my favorite era.  There's nothing like the Gothic stories from the Penny Dreadfuls.

Original Publishing Date: 1859
Publisher: London: Chapman & Hall
Author: Charles Dickens
Series: Stand Alone

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.

What about everyone else?  A fan of the books from the Victorian era?  

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