A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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A Tale of Two Cities
834 pages; Penguin Books

Beginning and ending with some of English literature's most famous lines, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities thrives on tension and conflict, all set against a bloody backdrop of the French Revolution. The novel's sense of urgency and intimacy will draw you in and propel you through one of the most tumultuous times in history.
Featured in Oprah's Book Club 2010