By Charles Dickens
The optimal novel of the French Revolution, by means of England’s maximum author
Set opposed to the bloodthirsty backdrop of innovative France, this enormous saga—one of the main well-known works in all of literature—is at its center the tale of an attractive lady and the 2 males who compete for her love: Charles Darnay, a French aristocrat who renounces his background, but stands accused of treason within the rush to the guillotine, and Sydney Carton, a upset English barrister who unearths his salvation within the final act of sacrifice.
Full of wealthy ancient information and populated by way of a sprawling solid of characters, Charles Dickens’s masterwork is epic in each feel of the be aware. but its most interesting success could be the intimate moments shared via 3 those who have the foresight and the braveness to work out past the chaos that surrounds them. a singular whose contradictions are laid naked from the very start—“It was once the easiest of occasions, it used to be the worst of times”—A story of 2 towns is the stuff of existence, and nice art.
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Mercy is better than justice. 130 135 140 145 150 155 160 165 170 10 175 180 185 190 195 200 205 210 215 German Romance III Ichn hân iu selhes niht getân, irn moht mich wol lebn lân, und wære mîn schulde grœzzer iht, sô belîbe mir der lîp niht. Frouwe, habt gnâde mîn und lât sus grôzzen zorn sîn. Iuwer zorn ist ungnædeclich: niene brechet iuwer zuht durch mich. Mîn laster wil ich vertragen, daz ir ruochet gedagen. Ich chum nach mînen schulden gerne ze sînen hulden. Nû bit in sîn mære, des ê begunnen wære durch iuwer liebe volsagen.
Dô er sweic, dô versach ich mich, daz er ein stummer wære, und bat mir sagen mære. (440) 9v (445) (450) (455) (460) (465) (470) 10r (475) (480) Iwein Moreover his ears were like those of a wild man of the woods, mossed over, truly, with hair a span in length, broad as a winnowing-fan. That uncouth man’s beard and eyebrows were long, rough and grey; his nose as big as an ox’s, short, wide, hairy all over, his countenance sallow and flat – oh how horrible he looked! – his eyes red and angry-looking, his mouth taking up the whole of both his cheeks in its width.