Episode 36 - A Tale of Two Cities

Two friends and academics recap classic literature and take it off its pedestal. In out thirty-sixth episode, we journey back to Revolutionary France with Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities (1859). We learn all about the historical novel, but are less certain about gay iconography, what constitutes clinical depression, and precisely what Dr Manette was up to with all those shoes.

Cover art © Catherine Wu.

Episode theme: Hector Berlioz, 'Symphonie fantastique, op. 14, 4. Marche au supplice'.

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