The Portrayal of the French Revolution in Charles Dickens’s
A Tale of Two Cities
Literature is the record by which human feelings, political incidents, geographical sites, and historical events are preserved. Thus, readers may resort to a book written by a historian as well as a historical novel in order to gain more knowledge about history. Despite the fact that many novels incorporate a sense of history, historical novels are read for their themes, settings, and historical events. Such novels represent societies in the past and make use of history to juxtapose factual and fictional characters in a historical situation.
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