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Summaries 4 Summaries During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay, who's hiding his true identity and purpose. Alexandre Manette, in fact, was imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years because of actions of the Marquis.
Into their lives comes English barrister Sydney Carton, who enjoys his alcohol to excess. Carton earlier defended Darnay in a trial on trumped up charges of treason.
Carton doesn't really like Darnay in part because Carton also loves Lucie, he realizing that that love is unrequited. But Carton does eventually learn of Darnay's true heritage at a critical time. Carton takes extraordinary measures to ensure Lucie's happiness during this time, which has the potential to be explosive if others also found out about Darnay's true identity.
When Darnay goes to Paris to rescue an imprisoned family retainer, he becomes entangled in the snares of the brutal French Revolution and is himself jailed and condemned to the guillotine.
But Sydney Carton, in love with a woman he cannot have, comes up with a daring plan to save her husband. Darnay is the distant cousin of a French aristocrat, the Marquis St.
Evermonde, but eschews any pretense of aristocracy.
His barrister, Sidney Carton, puts on an admirable defense and Darnay is acquitted to the great joy of Lucie Manette who has developed affections for him.
Manette herself is French having recently located her father who was found to be alive after spending 18 years in the Bastille. Manette has her own admirers, including Carton who is very much in love with her. When Darnay is arrested and imprisoned in Paris, Carton decides to make a sacrifice to ensure the happiness of the woman he loves.
Synopsis It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Be the first to contribute! Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide.A Tale of Two Cities was the first Charles Dickens novel I read on my own, not because an English class required it (looking at you, Great Expectations).
I was going on a cross-country trip and decided this would be a good book to while away the hours/5(K). A Tale of Two Cities summary key points: A Tale of Two Cities takes before and during the French Revolution.
Jarvis Lorry is traveling to Paris to reunite Dr. Manette with his long-lost daughter. The year is On a mission for his employer, Tellson's Bank, Mr. Jarvis Lorry travels to Dover to meet Lucie Manette. On his way, Mr. Lorry receives a mysterious message and replies with the words "Recalled to life." When they meet, Mr.
Lorry reveals to Lucie that her father, Dr. Alexandre. Book Summary Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List Signs of unrest become evident when Darnay's cruel and unfeeling uncle, the Marquis St.
Evrémonde, is murdered in his bed after running down a child with his carriage in the Paris streets. A Tale of Two Cities and millions of other books are available for instant access.
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Summaries. During the French Revolution, French national Lucie Manette meets and falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay. He is however hiding his true identity as a member of the French aristocratic Evrémonde family, who he has denounced in private.