A Tale of Two Cities is by Charles Dickens. A Must Read Book! The classic tale of love and sacrifice set during the French Revolution. Charles Darnay is wrongly accused of treason and is sentenced to the guillotine. His wife, daughter, and father-in-law come to France to attempt to save him. But his fate will ultimately depend on Sydney Carton, the debauched, yet heroic man who loves Darnay's wife. It includes, arguably, the most famous beginning and ending lines in literature.
Ratings: 9th grade - 10 out of 10 - AC (some mature thematic content).