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We start out with Mr. Jarvis Lorry getting a message that Lucie Manette wants to speak with him. When Lucie and Lorry speak, Lucie tells Lorry that she suspects her father who she thought was dead may be alive. Lorry confirms that her father is alive and they go to seek her father out. They travel to the poor town of Saint Antoine in France. They find a wine shop owner named Ernest Defarge who has been housing a distressed Doctor Manette since his release from prison. They find Manette, but it’s not necessarily him. The Doctor has been mentally damaged by his years of imprisonment and aimlessly makes shoes all day. When he sees his daughter he recognizes her as his wife, but she assures him he’ll be alright. After retrieving him from the wine shop, she takes her father and they settle into Soho in London.

Five years later they are called to testify for the treason case of Charles Darnay. They saw Darnay on a ship years before. Darnay ends up getting released because a man with the name of Sydney Carton happens to be similar in looks to Darnay, so how could they know who did it? Lorry and Darnay actually end up becoming very good friends with the Manettes, visiting them often. Carton also visits, but is not as welcomed because he is often drunk and has not much to live for. Carton ends up confessing his love to Lucie, but wishes nothing of it. Meanwhile, Darnay has confessed his love of Lucie to Dr. Manette and has told him his last name is not as it seems. Darnay and Lucie end up getting married and Darnay confesses he is an aristocrat by blood to Dr. Manette, causing him to go back into his vegetable state. Lucie and Darnay have two children, a boy that died, and girl named Lucie.

After some years Darnay goes to France to help a friend who has taken up Darnay’s family’s land. Darnay is quite surprised to come to a full-on revolution, and even more surprised when he is imprisoned for being related to an aristocrat. The

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