Set in London and Paris at the time of the French Revolution, Dicken’s characters are fictional who are caught up in a web woven by their own activities and responsibilities and are drawn to the Paris of the Terror. This edition includes extensive notes on the background to the Revolution. Two appendices give variant readings and fictional chronologies for the novel.
Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities touches on a number of social justice issues discussed in this year’s theology. Set in London and Paris during the time of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities sees the causes and effects of that great social upheaval from an essentially private point of view. Dickens characters are fictional, but all are caught up in a web woven by their own activities and responsibilities, and all are drawn to the Paris of the Terror.