A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was published in 1859 but set before and during the French Revolution (the events before and after 1789). Dickens's attitude toward the French revolutionaries was shaped by his own experience as the son of a man imprisoned for debt and a person who suffered poverty, abuse, and child labor himself. While his sympathies with the "deserving" poor and outrage at social injustice (and especially mistreatment of children) were expressed in A Tale of Two Cities and other novels, he was somewhat ambivalent about the French Revolution.
Dickens felt sympathy with the sufferings of the French peasants and proletariat. On the other hand, he is writing with hindsight about the horrors of the Reign of Terror in 1793 and 1794 and is just as sympathetic to Charles Darnay as to the sufferings of the poor. Thus, one can say that while Dickens sympathized with the sufferings of the revolutionaries, he saw that their triumph led to excesses and injustices with which he did not sympathize.