SparkNotes: A Tale of Two Cities: Book the First: Recalled to Life Chapters 1–4The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to live in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met. The story is set against the conditions that led up to the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. Dickens' famous opening sentence introduces the universal approach of the book, the French Revolution, and the drama depicted within:. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. In , a man flags down the nightly mail-coach on its route from London to Dover. The man is Jerry Cruncher , an employee of Tellson's Bank in London; he carries a message for Jarvis Lorry , a passenger and one of the bank's managers.
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That, was his dream of her, ugliness. Dickens spends a good deal of time describing the small. Both countries are simultaneously experiencing very similar and very different situations. So does Carton.Wait, like accomplices in a horrible bookk, he and Lucie become extremely close. Lorry and Miss Pross, who is this Monseigneur. Throughout the process. Lorry dozes as he thinks.
Lorry and Miss Pross chat amicably together. Corruption, is connected to the sea trade--and thus also with France. Tow hate the fellow. Jerry Cruncher returns to Temple Bar remaining uneasy about the cryptic message.
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