Fifth Monthly Number: Case Notes

We’ve launched our latest case notes this week, and time again to consider what are the main elements that impact on the story this month. As Jonathan has argued here, this is the month in which Jasper’s love for Rosa becomes explicit, and with it his villainy. His attempt to woo Rosa is terrifying in […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes

In this instalment Jasper’s revelations begin to confirm what astute readers may have already deduced; that he loves Rosa, a fact which may also be connected to Edwin’s disappearance, and possibly even the suspicions gathered around Neville. Jasper’s self-exposure in the ‘Shadow on the Sun-Dial’ chapter has formed the basis of many speculative portrayals of […]

Fifth Monthly Part: ‘Full half a year had come and gone’

When we first commenced A Tale of Two Cities Week-by-Week, my first real experience in serial reading, I had various set opinions in my mind about how serialisation works. I expected the novel to tease, to set up regular cliff-hangers and build anticipation, for the sections to open and close at significant points and for […]