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March 27, 2009


i am certain that 'two cities' is one of dickens' greatest works. everything works out well. the revoltionaries want to kill the aristocrats -- and carton is the real aristocrat. he meets his true soulmate in the tumbril. lucy and darnay are just liberals and very naive. also, carton completely castrates darnay with his bold rescue plan. now lucy will always be in love with him and even her child is named after carton. darnay is rendered absolutely passive. he's not even conscious when he's rescued. etc etc. plus, the ronald colman movie is as good as the book, maybe even better.

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