A Tale of Two Cities

by: Charles Dickens

Suggestions for Further Reading

Beckwith, Charles, ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of A Tale of Two Cities. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972.

A collection of critical essays discussing the structure, symbolism, imagery, and significance of the novel.

Bloom, Harold. Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1987.

A collection of critical essays focusing on the context and literary impact of the novel.

Cotsell, Michael, ed. Critical Essays on Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities. New York: G. K. Hall, 1998.

A collection of critical essays representing the full spectrum of controversies, trends and methodologies relating to the work.

Glancy, Ruth. A Tale of Two Cities: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1993.

Collection of lists of texts and sources related to the novel, grouped into categories such as adaptations, editions, reviews, and reception.

———. A Tale of Two Cities: Dickens’s Revolutionary Novel. Boston: Twain Publishers, 1991.

A monograph consisting of information about the novel’s literary and historical context as well as an extended interpretive reading discussing plot, character, imagery, and more.

Newlin, George. Understanding A Tale of Two Cities: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

A collection of historical documents, collateral readings, and commentary designed to promote interdisciplinary study of the novel.

Sanders, Andrew. The Companion to A Tale of Two Cities. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988

Explores the connections between the novel and other sources, especially Carlyle’s The French Revolution.

Swisher, Clarice, ed. Readings on Charles Dickens. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1998.

Collection of essays about Charles Dickens's (1812-1870) work containing an in-depth biography and essays taken from a wide variety of sources. Additional features include an annotated table of contents, a chronology of the author's life and career as well as concurrent historical events, and primary and secondary bibliographies to facilitate research.