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A Tale of Two Cities
One woman's journey through the entire English canon.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to each other In any of the burial-places in this city through which I pass, is there a sleeper more inscrutable than its busy inhabitants are, in their innermost personality, to me, or than I am to to them? Cruncher himself always spoke of the year of our Lord as Anna Dominoes: apparently under the impression that the Christian era dated from the invention of a popular game, by a lady who had bestowed her name upon it. I call myself Samson of the firewood guillotine. See here again!
Charles Dickens arguably wrote some of the most incredible characters and fascinating plots. We asked books journalist Anna James to pick her favourites to help you navigate through his work. Charles Dickens enjoyed a great deal of popularity in his own time. With many of his works first published as serialised novels, he struck a chord then with his exploration of the human condition, of poverty and injustice, and his sharp character studies that managed to be both witty and perceptive. And what people loved then, we still love now. Many of his themes remain relevant and resonant, and his characters still feel familiar, offering that same mirror to readers to see ourselves more truly. But he was a prolific writer; and authored at least nineteen novels and short stories.