'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.'
Two cities, and two men caught up in the terrifying events of the french Revolution. In London, French aristocrat Charles Darnay and dissolute English barrister Sydney Carton fall in love with the same woman. Unwillingly drawn to Paris, Darnay faces the revolutionary anarchy of the Terror; Carton, too, his destiny entwined with that of his rival, faces his ultimate test in the French capital.
Considered by Dickens to be 'the best story I have written', A Tale of Two Cities is a powerful portrait of tumult and change for individuals, as well as for the course of history. This edition includes extensive notes on the background to the Revolution and a useful chronology of the historical and fictional events in the novel.