A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is the March entry for my Classics challenges, and I will answer these questions about it:
WHEN I Discovered This Classic
WHY I Chose to Read It
WHAT Makes It A Classic
WHAT I Thought of This Classic
WILL It Stay A Classic
WHO I’d Recommend It To
As with a number of classic books, I have been aware of A Tale of Two Cities since at least high school. I decided to read it because it one of those books that everyone should read, according to numerous lists of such things.
I am truly not sure why this book is a classic. I found the second part better than the first, but was truly not impressed. I have read some Dickens before, with varying amounts of satisfaction, but this will not go high on my list.
Since it has remained a classic for this long, it probably will stay one. I would really only recommend it to those who desire to read as much of the literary canon as possible.