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Questions about the historical novel 'A Tale of Two Cities', published by Charles Dickens in 1859. Use this tag with the [charles-dickens] tag.

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Meaning of "his own coach and six, or his own coach and sixty"

What is the meaning of the "six [...] and sixty" passage in the following quote from Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, Chapter 3? So with the three passengers shut up in the narrow compass of ...
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Meaning of "the rather" in "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens

Here's a passage from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, book 1, chapter 1: But that Woodman and that Farmer, though they work unceasingly, work silently, and no one heard them as they went about ...
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Who was killed in the sentence below?

From Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities: The highwayman in the dark was a City tradesman in the light, and, being recognised and challenged by his fellow-tradesman whom he stopped in his ...
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Inheritance of the title "Marquis St. Evrémonde" in "A Tale of Two Cities"

In A Tale of Two Cities, the title "Marquis St. Evrémonde" is held by Darnay's uncle, but had previously been held by Darnay's father, for according to Dr. Manette (book III, chapter X) ...
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To what degree is Charles Darnay’s decision to go to Paris at the end of Book the Second a noble or virtuous decision?

I am having trouble with this question from "A Tale of Two Cities." Just wondering if someone could help with this. If anyone could bring up quotes as well, that would be great!
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Why does Carton feel so bad about himself?

Carton throughout A Tale of Two Cities is shown as a man who hates who he is, and wishes he could be someone different but cannot. I think one of the best quotes to represent this is in "Fellow of No ...
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Meaning of sentence from "A Tale of Two Cities"

Reins and whip and coachman and guard, however, in combination, had read that article of war which forbade a purpose otherwise strongly in favour of the argument, that some brute animals are endued ...
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What was Sydney Carton doing in France?

I reread A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens recently and was struck at how coincidental it was that Sydney Carton just happened to be in France during the time Charles Darnay was accused the ...
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