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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it is among the most famous works of fiction.
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The most notable are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated British barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Tale of Two Cities (version 2), A by Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870‪)‬ LibriVox

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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it is among the most famous works of fiction.
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The most notable are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated British barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

    Bk1 Ch01 - The Period

    Bk1 Ch01 - The Period

    • 7 min
    Bk1 Ch02 - The Mail

    Bk1 Ch02 - The Mail

    • 13 min
    Bk1 Ch03 - The Night Shadows

    Bk1 Ch03 - The Night Shadows

    • 11 min
    Bk1 Ch04 - The Preparation

    Bk1 Ch04 - The Preparation

    • 28 min
    Bk1 Ch05 - The Wine Shop

    Bk1 Ch05 - The Wine Shop

    • 28 min
    Bk1 Ch06 - The Shoemaker

    Bk1 Ch06 - The Shoemaker

    • 27 min

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I had to read this book for school and I kept getting distracted or falling asleep due to the dense language of Dickens. This podcast has a nice clear reader, with a British accent to get you in the mood, and it reduced my reading time immensely. A great learning tool - and it's free :)

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