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A Tale of Two Cities


Charles Dickens

First published: 1859

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Table of Contents

Literary Elements

• Setting
• Character List
• Conflict
• Short Summary (Synopsis)
• Themes
• Mood
• Charles Dickens - Biography
• Literary / Historical Information

Chapter Summaries with Notes / Analysis

Book One: Recalled to Life
• Chapter One: The Period
• Chapter Two: The Mail
• Chapter Three: The Night Shadows
• Chapter Four: The Preparation
• Chapter Five: The Wine Shop
• Chapter Six: The Shoemaker

Book Two:The Golden Thread
• Chapter One: Five Years Later
• Chapter Two: A Sight
• Chapter Three: A Disappointment
• Chapter Four: Congratulatory
• Chapter Five: The Jackal
• Chapter Six: Hundreds of People
• Chapter Seven: The Marquis in Paris
• Chapter Eight: The Marquis in the Country
• Chapter Nine: The Gorgon's Head
• Chapter Ten: Two Promises
• Chapter Eleven: A Companion Picture
• Chapter Twelve: The Fellow of Delicacy
• Chapter Thirteen: A Fellow of No Delicacy
• Chapter Fourteen: The Honest Tradesman
• Chapter Fifteen: Knitting
• Chapter Sixteen: Still Knitting
• Chapter Seventeen: One Night
• Chapter Eighteen: Nine Days
• Chapter Nineteen: An Opinion
• Chapter Twenty: A Plea
• Chapter Twenty-One: Echoing Footsteps
• Chapter Twenty-Two: The Sea Rises
• Chapter Twenty-Three: Fire Rises
• Chapter Twenty-Four: Drawn to the Loadstone Rock

Book Three: The Track of a Storm
• Chapter One: In Secret
• Chapter Two: The Grindstone
• Chapter Three: The Shadow
• Chapter Four: Calm in a Storm
• Chapter Five: The Wood-Sawyer
• Chapter Six: Triumph
• Chapter Seven: A Knock at the Door
• Chapter Eight: A Hand At Cards
• Chapter Nine: The Game Made
• Chapter Ten: The Substance of the Shadow
• Chapter Eleven: Dusk
• Chapter Twelve: Darkness
• Chapter Thirteen: Fifty-Two
• Chapter Fourteen: The Knitting Done
• Chapter Fifteen: The Footsteps Die Out Forever

Overall Analysis
• Character Analysis
• Plot Structure Analysis
• Themes - Theme Analysis
• Dicken's Use of Irony

• Study Questions - Book Report Ideas

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