A Tale of Two Cities

One of the most famous English stories ever written, A Tale of Two Cities by famous author Charles Dickens is an exceptional journey back through time, set just before and during the French Revolution (1789-1799). The story starts with the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to life in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met.

By chance, Lucie falls in love with a disowned French aristocrat, and things get further complicated once the couple and their friends become entangled in the webs of Monsieur and Madame Defarge, two wine sellers who vowed to destroy all of the oppressive French aristocracy. With the high tide of the Revolution reaching its bloody peak, their wishes may come to fruition.

A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, deals with the major themes of duality, revolution, and resurrection. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times in London and Paris, as economic and political unrest lead to the American and French Revolutions. This radio dramatization of A Tale of Two Cities is an exception rendition of the original work. The acting is superb, the drama gripping and the pacing exceptional, making it a worthwhile radio drama for everyone.

A Tale of Two Cities
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