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A Tale of Two Cities
I like Dickens. Always have. As a writer it’s fun to read A Tale of Two Cities’ iconic beginning and wonder what modern writing experts would make of it.
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.
Probably the style is one modern editors and publishers would reject right away. Whether you agree or disagree, the sentiment above could be written about our own world and time.