By Charles Dickens
A story of 2 towns (1859) is a unique through Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris sooner than and through the French Revolution. With good over 2 hundred million copies bought, it ranks among the main well-known works within the historical past of literary fiction. the radical depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised via the French aristocracy within the years prime as much as the revolution, the corresponding brutality established by means of the revolutionaries towards the previous aristocrats within the early years of the revolution, and lots of unflattering social parallels with lifestyles in London throughout the similar period of time. It follows the lives of a number of characters via those occasions. The 45-chapter novel used to be released in 31 weekly instalments in Dickens's new literary periodical titled the entire 12 months around. From April 1859 to November 1859, Dickens additionally republished the chapters as 8 per 30 days sections in eco-friendly covers. All yet 3 of Dickens's earlier novels had seemed basically as per thirty days instalments. the 1st weekly instalment of A story of 2 towns ran within the first factor of all of the 12 months around on 30 April 1859. The final ran thirty weeks later, on 26 November.