A Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Dickens conceived the idea for this complicated plot while acting in a play. Every event penned in A Tale of Two Cities draws toward one great climax, set against the backdrop of the greater drama: history. Master of detailed settings and characterizations, Dickens gave himself the challenge of stripping details down to the bone and letting the many intertwining characters be swept along with the action and violence of the times. Fortunately for the reader, the novelist couldn't resist the temptation of fleshing out his minor characters, who provide some relief in an otherwise grim account of the French Revolution. Dickens takes the least time with Lucie and Dar nay, supposing, perhaps, that we would see them clearly enough; … The rest of the paper is available free of charge to our registered users.

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