Sydney's Story

  • Title: Sydney's Story
  • Author: Eileen Granfors
  • ISBN: 9781483561925
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sydney s Story The surly drunken hero of A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton gives his life for a woman who will never love him What forces at work in his life forged the melancholy hero
    The surly, drunken hero of A Tale of Two Cities, Sydney Carton, gives his life for a woman, who will never love him.What forces at work in his life forged the melancholy hero

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      Published :2019-09-02T06:07:45+00:00

    About Eileen Granfors


    1. Eileen Granfors lived in Los Angeles, California, and has now retired with husband Patrick to the Missouri Ozarks A former army brat who was born in New Orleans and lived in Germany, she and her family settled in Imperial Beach, California, where her mother s love of body surfing turned her into an avid surfer girl Eileen is a proud UCLA alumna After a full career of teaching high school, Eileen retired to the writing life She has four novels and four anthologies in print Stairs of Sand is the novel I began ten years ago, and all my other work has filtered around it The plot of a mother and a daughter, both with borderline personalities, is full of conflicts and learning radition of the Day of the Dead She iThe youtube video gives you a good idea of what is going on in the novel Here s the link youtube watch v 3SnDv4Her first novel, Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead, is a coming of age multicultural look at the Hispanic wrote the prequel in 2013, THE PINATA MAKER S DAUGHTER and is working on its sequel, So You, Solimar To fulfill a promise to her former students, she wrote a volume of historical fiction, a prequel to Dickens Tale of Two Cities It is called SYDNEY S STORY, with a focus on Sydney Carton s young life.


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    1. A Pleasure to Read -- A+From the very first sentence to the very last, Sydney's Story was a pleasure to read. I won't give you a synopsis of the story, since other reviewers have already done that, but I will tell you the writing is tight, smooth, and brilliant throughout. Eileen Granfors, I got the sense almost every time I turned a page, wrote the book only she could write so well. Her writing is brilliant for many reasons, but the main reason for me is the efficiency with which she can paint [...]

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    2. SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!I haven't read Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities which I don't think compromised my reading in any way but, if you have read it, you'll no doubt find lots of clever references to enjoy in Eileen Granfors' "Sydney's Story." Her novel is a prequel to Dickens's, imagining the early life of lawyer Sydney Carton. It takes us from Sydney's pre-school days to his life at boarding school and beyond.Sydney's character is very well-established and even if the number of traumas in [...]

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    3. I need to say right up front that I have never read any Dickens, and do not regularly read anything about eighteenth century England. I therefore have no idea whether or not this story works as a prequel to Dickens' classic tale, nor do I know if the geographical, social, and historical components are accurate.What I DO know is that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters stayed true to form and the story was well-told, keeping my interest until the end. I read it in one sitting, due main [...]

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    4. Sydney’s Story by Eileen GranforsSydney’s Story describes itself as ‘a Prequel to A Tale of Two Cities’: an ambitious project to second guess the thoughts of Charles Dickens. It is not necessary to have read the latter to enjoy the former though I decided to refresh my memory a little. Eileen Gransfors’ book begins with the death of Sydney Carton on the guillotine in Paris and then traces his life from boyhood through his ever-changing circumstances. From a very nice little boy he turn [...]

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    5. I like books that take off from a character I already know. Like Scarlett from Gone With the Wind. I got Sydney's Story in a preview copy from a friend who knows the writer.I remember Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities, which I read in school. What this author has done is go back through Tale to find some quotes about Sydney and build a portion of the book on that.So the book doesn't have a lot to do with Tale of Two Cities except in Part IV where Lucie shows up and in Part II-III with CJ Str [...]

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    6. Charles Dickens captivated the world’s imagination with A Tale of Two Cities in 1859, selling over 200 million copies. One of his central characters, Sydney Carton, was a British barrister who struggled to redeem his ill-spent life. Talented author Eileen Granfors gives us an opportunity to understand the powerful experiences that molded Sydney’s character and launched him on his collision course with destiny. This prequel is a must read for literary fiction fans.

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    7. Although it has been weeks since I read Sydney's Story, my heart still aches when I think of the joys of love and pains of loss that Sydney experiences in his life. Family, friends, women, even his horse! All loved and lost in some way. It is his love and dedication that is recognized, though.

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