A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literary and Philosophical References
- The Bible (3.9.89)
- Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution (note to the reader)
- Wilkie Collins, The Frozen Deep (note to the reader)
- French Revolution
- The Storming of the Bastille
Pop Culture References
- None. Sorry, guys. This is a good ol’ tale from the 1780s. There wasn’t much pop back then. According to Dickens, there wasn’t much culture, either—at least, as far as the French were concerned.
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