Books That Inspire 2003


 
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens


Most of us can recall the opening and closing lines of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities. Every word between these well-remembered quotes is a treasure. This book is at once a challenge and a joy to read, but also deep and obscure. Every couple of years I pick up the book again – and can’t put it down, having yet to get to the bottom of it. I look forward to a quiet time to give this book the attention it deserves. When I retire, look for me in the Reading Room, behind a stack of the classics.
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Tyrrell Conway
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Botany/Microbiology