双城记
A Tale of Two Cities

  • 作   者:

    查尔斯·狄更斯
    Charles Dickens

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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《双城记》是狄更斯最重要的代表作之一,是狄更斯在47岁时发表的作品,是他迟暮之年的巅峰之作。早在创作《双城记》之前很久,狄更斯就对法国大革命极为关注,反复研读英国历史学家卡莱尔的《法国革命史》和其他学者的有关著作。他对法国大革命的浓厚兴趣发端于对当时英国潜伏着的严重的社会危机的担忧。1854年底,他说:“我相信,不满情绪像这样冒烟比火烧起来还要坏得多,这特别像法国在第一次革命爆发前的公众心理,这就有危险,由于千百种原因——如收成不好、贵族阶级的专横与无能把已经紧张的局面最后一次加紧、海外战争的失利、国内偶发事件等等——变成那次从未见过的一场可怕的大火。”可见,《双城记》这部历史小说的创作动机在于借古讽今,以法国大革命的历史经验为借鉴,给英国统治阶级敲响警钟;同时,通过对革命恐怖的极端描写,也对心怀愤懑、希图以暴力对抗暴政的人民群众提出警告,幻想为社会矛盾日益加深的英国现状寻找一条出路。

A Tale of Two Cities is one of only two works of historical fiction by Charles Dickens (the second being Barnaby Rudge ). It has fewer characters and sub-plots than a typical Dickens novel.[citation needed] Dickens relies much on The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle as a historical source. Dickens wrote in his Preface to Tale that "no one can hope to add anything to the philosophy of Mr. Carlyle's wonderful book".

本书是英国作家查尔斯·狄更斯所著的一部以法国大革命为背景所写成的长篇历史小说,情节感人肺腑,是世界文学经典名著之一,故事中将巴黎、伦敦两个大城市连结起来,围绕着曼马内特医生一家和以德法日夫妇为首的圣安东尼区展开故事。小说里描写了贵族如何败坏、如何残害百姓,人民心中积压对贵族的刻骨仇恨,导致了不可避免的法国大革命,本书的主要思想是为了爱而自我牺牲。书名中的“双城”指的是巴黎与伦敦。

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events. A Tale of Two Cities was published in weekly installments from April 1859 to November 1859 in Dickens's new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. All but three of Dickens's previous novels had appeared only as monthly installments. With sales of about 200 million copies, A Tale of Two Cities is the biggest selling novel in history.

查尔斯·狄更斯(Charles John Huffam Dickens,1812年2月7日-1870年6月9日),十九世纪英国最伟大的作家,也是一位以反映现实生活见长的作家,他在自己的作品中,以高超的艺术手法,描绘了包罗万象的社会图景,作品一贯表现出揭露和批判的锋芒,贯彻惩恶扬善的人道主义精神,塑造出众多令人难忘的人物形象。查尔斯·狄更斯在三十多年的创作生涯中写了十五部长篇小说,许多中短篇小说,以及随笔、游记、时事评论、戏剧、诗歌等,为英国文学和世界文学作了卓越的贡献,一百多年来他的代表作《双城记》在全世界盛行不衰,深受广大读者的欢迎。

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

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