The novel with one of the most famous opening lines in the history of fiction, A Tale of Two Cities is set in Paris and London of the 1780-s and 1790-s. The novel talks about the incidents that took place in these two different cities during the French Revolution. The novel also depicts how tyranny was prevailing in those days in France during the French Revolution. How the frustration of mob turned into anger and simultaneously into revolution is clearly depicted in the novel. The French Revolution was a revolt instigated by the peasants, who attacked the nobles with vengeful hearts starting in the year 1789, and going on until the year 1799.