Huge competition but perhaps it's the battle of equals when Miss Pross and Madame Defarge confront each other. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book?
Did it make you laugh or cry? Any additional comments? As page one tells, this book could be written for any time in human history. The same brutality and injustice exists in our world today as it did hundreds of years ago. Dickens provides these deeds with a smattering of humour in both main and secondary characters.
His wit is certainly razor-sharp. A classic worth reading and re-reading A true classic and a great wonderful narration. Sometimes I thought there were more than one. Captivating indeed. It took me several chapters to get into the story but I am so glad I persevered. This is Dickens best in my opinion and not to be missed.
Loved it. The reader are spot on with the tone and accents. The story is a timeless classic even in audio format. In my opinion this is the very first zombie apocalypse novel and the most realistic.
Many are obsessed with the idea of zombies. Imagine being stuck in the middle of all that murder while trying to find your way to safety. Trying to go unnoticed in the midst of the hordes, knowing inside that not all of you will make it to the safe island away from the outbreak alive. You may have to get past the language at first but once you get into the rhythm you will be surprised and agree with me. Name the Novelist. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. A Tale of Two Cities was an experiment, relying less than before on characterization, dialogue, and humour.
An exciting and compact narrative, it lacks too many of his strengths to count among his major works. This is a great book and well read by the readers, but the use of multiple readers within the same book is not to my taste.
Reviewer: grunge - favorite favorite favorite favorite - November 22, Subject: excellent I am a cleaner and to get me through my boring shift I listen to Libravox stories. One of my favourites is "Tale of two cities" i love sidney Carton and his sacrifice to save the family.
Reviewer: ListeninginChicago - favorite favorite favorite favorite - July 24, Subject: Well done reading of Dickens This Dickens classic is read by a wide variety of talented Librivox volunteers.
Overall, the reading is very well done and they bring the book to life. When I read to myself, I tend to read quickly and skip. But being read to is a whole other experience - the depth of description and character development that Dickens builds into his novels shines through. There have been more than two million deportations since -- and most have gone by in silence.
But he could be describing the way that illegals cross the border, and the way they wake up every morning to face another day of work: the quietude of resolve layered over fear. In his speech, "Message to Grassroots," Malcolm X demanded land for a nation, an independent nation.
Zapata, in , had proclaimed the "Plan de Ayala," which demanded that land be seized from landowners and redistributed among Mexican peasants. It has always been about land; it always will be. Indeed New York as the greatest city in the world is the common known image. The most prominent issue on this book is gentrification. Without even knowing the literal meaning of the word, I understand the negative meaning of it.
Reading more about it, it is a problem. And it is somehow happening in my city too without a lot of people realizing it, including me. Such a nice anthology about New York Mi sono divertito spesso e annoiato quasi mai. Volevo vedere se "era adatto". Gli angeli son fragili ombre. I bambini sanno essere cattivi. Non penso di doverle risparmiare questa sofferenza e questi interrogativi. Confido nel suo lato di bambina attenta, curiosa, riflessiva e determinata.
Cresciamo facendo cose non adatte. Oct 05, Chris Roberts rated it did not like it. The anti-hero in this New York City telling is a bum. Indeed, much to the chagrin of liberals, those that choose to live in the gutters and alleyways of our great cities are not "homeless. A bum is somebody that has consciously opted out of society for whatever reason.
So we have for ourselves a wide array of adjectives to use when describing a bum: vagrant, hobo, beggar, derelict, guttersnipe, vagabond and s The anti-hero in this New York City telling is a bum.
So we have for ourselves a wide array of adjectives to use when describing a bum: vagrant, hobo, beggar, derelict, guttersnipe, vagabond and so on. Now that we are on the same page, a true story: A guttersnipe on the corner of 4th Street in the East Village in NYC was selling soiled magazines. He saw me and held up a copy of the New Yorker and said, "Hey Mac, just a dollar! I replied to grungy by waving a ten-dollar bill and told him it was his if he tap danced on the "New Yorker".
This he did, a cop came by and locked him up for disorderly conduct. I was entertained, saved ten bucks and laughed all the way home. This is New York, Manhattan for short. Chris Roberts Jan 04, Jim Jordan rated it really liked it. For those considering living their dream and moving to the myth that is New York, this is a must-read. Having spent parts of eight summers there, I suppose I have that same dream too.
So many great pieces on housing and the character of the city and those who live there. None more poignant than that written by John's brother Tim.
It read: "Some of us are sane. I was drawn to this because of Zadie Smith and Junot Diaz obviously exactly what the marketing team intended , but was sorely disappointed by both.
I expected a collection of short stories and essays set in New York that address some of the issues the city faces, and while there was some of that, this was mainly a hodgepodge of various writers' experiences in the city, many of which seemed a little irrelevant to what I think this collection was supposed to do. There are two or three stories tha I was drawn to this because of Zadie Smith and Junot Diaz obviously exactly what the marketing team intended , but was sorely disappointed by both.
There are two or three stories that I really liked, but I skipped many because they were boring. The essays on gentrification and income inequality were important and eye-opening, though, and they shed some realistic light on my dreams of one day having an apartment in the city. Aug 18, Silvia rated it really liked it. Spotify Free. Deezer Gratis.Nov 04, · Track Listing Legend: * Previously Unreleased In collaboration with Universal Publishing Production Music, Music Box Records presents on CD the expanded score from the original television mini-series Philippe Lemonnier's A Tale of Two Cities composed by Serge Franklin in This epic score is based on three main themes with its strong melodies, and simple yet powerful orchestration: .