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At a glance:
- Author: Charles Dickens
- First Published: 1859
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Historical
- Time of Work: The French Revolution
- Setting: France and England
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Values, France or French people, Love or romance, Social issues, Mistaken or secret identity, Paris, Trials, England or English people, London, Adventure, French Revolution, Sacrifice
- Locales: France, Europe, England, United Kingdom
Sydney Carton, the legal assistant to Mr. Stryver, a successful London barrister. A drunkard and a misanthrope, he has no aim or purpose in his life until he meets Lucie Manette and falls secretly in love with her. Because of his remarkable physical resemblance to Charles Darnay, who becomes Lucie’s husband, he is able to sacrifice himself on the guillotine in Darnay’s place, a deed that finally gives a real meaning to his life in his own eyes.
Charles Darnay, in reality Charles St. Evrémonde...
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