A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

fiction classics challenging emotional slow-paced

544 pages | first published 1859

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'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...' Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities portrays a world on fire, split between Paris and London during the brutal and bloody events of the French Revolution. After eighteen years as a polit...
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Moods

emotional 58%
dark 53%
challenging 52%
sad 43%
tense 37%
reflective 35%
adventurous 28%
mysterious 16%
informative 14%
inspiring 13%
hopeful 10%
funny 7%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 68%
medium 29%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Plot: 37% | Character: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 68% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 3%

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3.7

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