Charles Dickens: Inspired his Work - A Tale of Two Cities

Ref: C2346962

'A Tale of Two Cities', set in the twin worlds of Paris and London at the time of the French Revolution, is one of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. But how far do the depictions in Dickens' story reflect the realities of life during the French Revolution in England and France? How far are the events and characters reflective of the realities of the time? With reference to other accounts of life during the French Revolution; to historical evidence about the events at the time; and to documents and items relating to the period, we will try to see how well Dickens' historical novel actually represents the truth of life in the 'Two Cities' during this period.

Course aim

To investigate how far the world in which Charles Dickens lived affected his writing, with special reference to 'A Tale of Two Cities'.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand how far the world in which Charles Dickens lived affected his writing in the book 'A Tale of Two Cities'.

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What else do I need to know?

As this is an online course, you will need access to a computer that has the capability to connect via Zoom. You will also need a camera and microphone that is compatible.

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Charles Dickens: Inspired his Work - A Tale of Two Cities

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