David R. Carr, Ph.D.
Regis Factor, Ph.D.
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
This study reveals the political views of Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens traces the events prior to the French Revolution beginning in 1775 and ends the novel a few years short of the revolution in 1793 . Dickens views the events that led up to the French Revolution as worth examining because of his conviction that history can teach valuable lessons. Dickens wrote this historical novel to warn his contemporaries to proceed carefully as Britain worked to alleviate the pejorative affects wrought from advancing industrialization.
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