A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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Why was Darnay arrested in A Tale of Two Cities?

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Charles Darnay, one of the main characters of A Tale of Two Cities, is arrested three times in the course of the novel, each time on a different charge. He is first arrested in 1780, as a French emigre in Great Britain, for treason against the British Crown, after being falsely accused of having sold information about British troops to the French by a pair of British spies.

After returning to his native France in 1792 at the height of the Reign of Terror to attempt to free a former servant of his family, he is arrested for the second time for the crime of being an emigrant...

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