The classic novel tells the story of Charles Darnay, Lucie Manette, Sydney Carton, and others. The narrative is split between Paris and London in the time leading up to the French Revolution (1789–1799). Dickens uses the story as a vehicle to portray the social inequities and injustices that the French peasantry faced at the hands of the aristocracy, which ultimately led to the Revolution.
This bilingual edition is designed to assist those learning French. The English text appears on the left-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding French on the right-hand pages.