A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
Think Dickens invented his accounts of the English court system? Think again. (Source)
Want to know more about the French Revolution? Read on: the French Revolution was perhaps the single most important historical event in the nineteenth century. Wait… didn’t the French Revolution happen in the eighteenth century? Well, yes, but the after-effects of the revolution continued to be felt for nearly a century. Read more here.
A man named Elbert Hubbard wrote a book called Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great. Yes, it’s every bit as cheesy as it sounds. This book details the nitty-gritty of the rich and famous of his time. You could think of Elbert Hubbard as the gossip columnist of his generation. He does have some pretty interesting observations about the life and times of Dickens himself, though. (Source)