CB Book Club, January: "A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens

January 8, 2020, 7:30 PM

143 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

The Community Bookstore Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month, at 7:30 pm, to discuss, argue, consider, reconsider, and dig deep into our chosen work of fiction. At the end of each meeting, we choose next month's title together. 

This month, January 2020, we're meeting to discuss - A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. 

The Book Club will meet on Wednesday, January 8, at 7:30 pm, at Community Bookstore.

 

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'

Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities portrays a world on fire, split between Paris and London during the brutal and bloody events of the French Revolution. After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There, two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.