Tool Box: Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of 17,000 free ebooks whose copyright has expired in the USA Book listings. Search engine, newsletter, articles, and information by the truck load, including info on how you can help. Right now, I'm revisiting A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, which I'm using as counterpoint in a novel I'm working on. PG makes it super easy to copy and paste so quotes stay accurate.
Book the First: Recalled to Life

I ~ The Period

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.

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