A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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What is an autobiographical element in A Tale of Two Cities?

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The most biographical element of A Tale of Two Cities is the version of innocent young love presented in Lucie Manette.

Dickens was a hopeless romantic, but his own life was not as romantic as he wanted.  He married Catherine Hogarth, but he idolized her younger sister—who died very young.  Lucy represents Mary Hogarth.  She is the idealized, beautiful, young,...

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