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Theresa Guillermo Guillermo de Jaunpiebalga Municipality, Latvia de Jaunpiebalga Municipality, Latvia

Lecteur Theresa Guillermo Guillermo de Jaunpiebalga Municipality, Latvia

Theresa Guillermo Guillermo de Jaunpiebalga Municipality, Latvia

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First, let’s agree that any proper commentary on a classic such as this is best left to English Lit majors. I did briefly toy with the idea of a modern day send-up – A Tale of Two Streets – where the denizens of Main Street would rise up in populist dudgeon against the heartless, soulless sovereigns of Wall Street. I was never quite sure where to go with it, though. In my Reign of Terror equivalent, chants like, “Off with their retention bonuses,” lacked a certain meatiness. Besides, it seemed to me that Dickens was interested in more than just the consequences of class antipathy. He had a helluva story to tell, too. Despite what I thought were slow parts, where descriptions seemed just a tiny bit bloated, it turned out to be a real page-turner in the end. Brilliantly written, too, of course. Interesting history + great characters + majestic prose = 5 stars.