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So much more like the top of a strongly spiked wall than a head of hair.

Background. "So much more like the top of a strongly spiked wall than a head of hair." is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 1, Chapter 3). A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). The plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates [...]

A loud buzz swept into the street as if the baffled blue-flies were dispersing in search of other carrion.

Background. "A loud buzz swept into the street as if the baffled blue-flies were dispersing in search of other carrion." is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 2, Chapter 3 (A Disappointment). A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). The plot centres on the years leading up [...]

2018-11-07T07:39:21+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: , |

A buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.

Background. "A buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become." is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 2, Chapter 3 (A Disappointment). A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). [...]

2018-11-07T07:44:29+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: , |

There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.

Background. "There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair." is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 3, Chapter 10). A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). The plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobean Reign of Terror.   [...]

2018-09-02T23:25:32+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: , |

Keep where you are, because, if I should make a mistake, it could never be set right in your lifetime.

Background. "Keep where you are, because, if I should make a mistake, it could never be set right in your lifetime." is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 1, Chapter 2). A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). The plot centres on the years leading up to [...]

2018-02-21T10:09:40+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: |

Dead as mutton, and can’t be too dead.

Background. "Dead as mutton, and can’t be too dead." is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 2, Chapter 14 (The Honest Tradesman). A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). The plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobean Reign [...]

2018-11-06T19:48:31+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: |

The little narrow, crooked town of Dover hid itself away from the beach, and ran its head into the chalk cliffs, like a marine ostrich.

Background. "The little narrow, crooked town of Dover hid itself away from the beach, and ran its head into the chalk cliffs, like a marine ostrich." is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 1, Chapter 4). A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). The plot centres on [...]

2017-12-08T13:07:12+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: |

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.

Background. "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" is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 1, Chapter 1). A Tale of Two Cities is [...]

2018-09-30T14:43:00+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: |

Repression is the only lasting philosophy.

Background. "Repression is the only lasting philosophy." is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 2, Chapter 9 (The Gorgons Head)). A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). The plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobean Reign of Terror. [...]

2018-09-30T14:44:05+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: |

Detestation of the high is the involuntary homage of the low.

Background. "Detestation of the high is the involuntary homage of the low." is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 2, Chapter 9 (The Gorgons Head)). A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). The plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in [...]

2018-09-30T14:57:02+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: , |
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