Set during the time leading up to and after the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is not an easy read when compared to Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol. You really have to pay close attention to what’s going on or you might miss some vital piece of information.
It’s divided into three books (maybe it was a three part serial when first published, I don’t know) with the first to books setting up the third with a tremendous amount of backstory. The third part is where the book really took me in, with the theme of necessary sacrifice, or a needed sacrifice at least. Whether it’s a sacrifice to satisfy a need for revenge or a personal sacrifice that is performed out of love so that a family wouldn’t have to endure another tradgedy.