A Tale of Two Cities | Critical Essay by Cates Baldridge

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of A Tale of Two Cities.
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Critical Essay by Cates Baldridge

SOURCE: “Alternatives to Bourgeois Individualism in A Tale of Two Cities,” in Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Vol. 30, No. 4, Autumn, 1990, pp. 633-54.

In the following essay, Baldridge explores an aspect of the French Revolution depicted in A Tale of Two Cities that he claims has been neglected by critics: the assertion that “the group, the class, the Republic—and not the individual—comprise, or should comprise, the basic unit of society.”

Dickens's ambivalence toward the Revolution he depicts in A Tale of Two Cities has been the subject of much thoughtful comment, and over the past few decades a number of differing causes for this ambivalence have been proposed. George Woodcock, for instance, sees in the “vigor” with which the author depicts the scenes of Revolutionary...

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