Book Group — September 8 at 3:30 pm
Join us at Manhattan Club Grand Cafe to discuss A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Even if you haven’t managed to read the book, we welcome you to join us for coffee and more.
Date: September 8, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Manhattan Club Grand Café, Ave Cabildo 1792 (corner with La Pampa)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness….. After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released (suffering from psychosis?) and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of 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. Through these characters, among others, the story shows the plight of the peasantry leading up to the French Revolution and then the subsequent brutality of the revolutionaries in the early years of the revolution. The story also highlights the parallels between French and British society.
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