Another Dickens book I claimed to have read in high school. Though hardly funny in comparison to some of his other work, perhaps this packs more of a wallop, as it is concerned with great events. The ambition also has to be admired. For the most part, I think it is great. Certainly it should be required reading for any of these people who celebrate the French Revolution as some kind of great moment of humanity. My biggest issue, as always with Dickens, is his ending. Yet again he imposes an artificial (mostly in this case) happy ending on what is otherwise a very unhappy book.