I can understand paraphrasing other stories to make them easier to read for young people or second language learners, but not this classic novel. Go ahead an paraphrase Ulysses, Shakespeare, Dante's Inferno, etc. but not The Tale of Two Cities. This story is not that complicated to begin with. My opinion is that if someone can read this, they can read the original. The effort may be well worth it. Truly one of the best novels ever written in the English language.
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