Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Reading list about revolutions

For the Independent, Alice-Azania Jarvis came up with a brief reading list on revolutions.

The novel on her list:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Dickens' epic work dwells the plight of the peasantry in pre-Revolutionary France – as well as the post-Revolutionary violence – drawing comparison with London's poor. He follows several protagonists, including Charles Darnay, a French aristocrat who, despite his virtue, falls victim to ill-treatment at the hands of the Republicans.
Read about the other entries on the list.

A Tale of Two Cities also appears on Paulette Jiles's list of her 12 favorite books and John Mullan's list of ten of the best doppelgängers in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue