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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities


by Charles Dickens

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A Tale of Two Cities Characters

Meet the Cast

Sydney Carton

Sydney Carton’s a tough nut to crack. At twenty-five, he’s obviously brilliant: he manages to make one of the stupidest men in London, Mr. Stryver, into one of the most prominent lawyers of his...

Charles Darnay

Charles is the guy who’s got it all. Born a French nobleman, he decides to be the one aristocrat in France who has a conscience. He leaves his land (and his inheritance) in the dust, sets up...

Lucie Manette

Golden-haired, blue-eyed, and altogether divine, Lucie Manette seems to look like an angel. In fact, she happens to act like one, too. At the tender age of eighteen, she’s asked to devote her lif...

Doctor Manette

In 1757, Doctor Manette is a fine, upstanding doctor with a thriving practice and a loving wife and daughter. One traumatic week later, he’s a prisoner in La Bastille.Eighteen years later, he’s...

Madame Defarge

Madame Defarge is one piece of work. If anyone has a right to be upset about the abuses that the aristocracy heaps upon the commoners, she’s the person. After all, her sister was raped by the Mar...

Ernest Defarge

If we had to pick a "good" revolutionary, our money would be on Ernest Defarge. He’s disgusted at the excesses and cruelty of the aristocracy: when the Marquis runs over a small child, he thr...

Jarvis Lorry

We’ve got to admit, we love Mr. Lorry. He’s everything that’s stodgy and old-school British, all wrapped into a little old man with spectacles. Mr. Lorry lives for his bank, Tells...

Miss Pross

Sporting wild red hair and a fierce countenance, Miss Pross seems ready to leap into battle for her "Ladybird" (that would be Lucie) at any time. Miss Pross takes care of Lucie while Dr. Manette is...

The Marquis St. Evrémonde

He was a man of about sixty, handsomely dressed, haughty in manner, and with a face like a fine mask. A face of a transparent paleness; every feature in it clearly defined; one set expression on it...
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