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  • A Tale of Two CitiesBy: Charles Dickens
    Introduction To The Novel
    • The Life of Charles Dickens
    • Caste System in France
    • The French Revolution
    • Important Locations Mentioned
  • Charles Dickens
    (1812-1870)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dickens_Gurney_head.jpg
  • Was born on February 7th, 1812
    His father was sent to the debt house when Dickens was 12
    He worked in a shoe polish factory to pay off his father’s debts
    1836 - Married his wife Catherine Hogarth
    Dickens had 10 children but 2 died before him
    Some of his most famous titles include
    • Tale of Two Cities
    • A Christmas Carol
    • David Copperfield
    • Oliver Twist
    • Great Expectations
    He wrote over 50 published pieces in his lifetime
  • Time For A Little History Lesson…
    http://www.neoclipart.com/history-clipart/10078-history-clipart.html
  • Pre-Revolutionary France
    • The caste system in France left the people of France poor and starving, while the nobility prospered.
    • Taxation was very high on all items because France did not trade many goods, and that is how the government earned its money.
    • The people were also made to pay 1/10 of what they earned to the church.
    • France had also made an alliance with America, and were helping fund the American Revolution.
  • French Caste System(Pre-Revolution)
  • King Louis XVI
    • Came to power after the death of his father Louis XV in May 1774.
    • Married Marie Antoinette Archduchess of Austria.
    • Last King of France, and was executed by guillotine on Jan. 21st 1793.
  • The Nobility's Life Style
    Palace at Versailles
    Marie Antoinette
    Hall of Mirrors (Versailles)
  • The French Revolution
    http://britishreactionstotherevolution.wordpress.com/about/
  • Main Events
    The storming of the Bastille and the Great Fear
    The March of Versailles
    Rifts in the Assembly
    The Reign of Terror
    The beheading of the Royal Family and Nobility
    A group known as theDirectory was formed
  • Important Locations Mentioned in the Novel
    The Bastille
    The Old Bailey
    Saint Antoine
  • The Bastille
    • Famous Prison-Fortress in Paris
    • Event: Storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution
    • Doctor Manette spent 18 years there
    http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/french_revolution.htm
  • Old Bailey Courthouse
    The courthouse located in Central London
    Dealt with the Major cases of England
    Located in Crown Court where Lucy Manette lived
    Where Charles Darnay is charged with Treason
    Where we are introduced to Sydney Carton
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oldbaileylondon-900.jpg
  • Saint Antoine
    • A suburb near Paris
    • Where the Defarge’s Wine House is located
    http://www.phonk.net/Images/Peille/index
  • Read Chapter 1 for tomorrow…we will have a discussion in class.