Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014)
The plot structure and theme in Charles Deckens's famous novel "A Tale of Two Cities "
Author(s): Krishma Chaudhary
Abstract: The present research work deals with the development of 'plot' and 'theme' of Charles Dicken's famous novel "A Tale of Two Cities" 1859. It is one of the famous novels by Dickens which set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. However, this novel follows the lives of several characters through these events but it has fewer characters and sub-plots than a typical Dickens novel. The forty five chapter novel was published in 31 weekly instalments in Dickens's new literary periodical titled "A Tale of Two Cities". The first weekly instalment of it ran in the first issue of "All the Year Round" on 30 April 1859 and the last ran thirty weeks later, on 26 November 1859. "A Tale of Two Cities" is one of only two works of historical fiction by Charles Dickens. In this essay we discussed the plot construction and the themes of the novel "A Tale of Two Cities" written by Charles Dickens.