The first instalment of A Tale of Two Cities was first published
#onthisday in 1859.
After 18 years as a prisoner in the Bastille, Dr Manette is reunited with his daughter in England. There, two very different men – an exiled French aristocrat and a disreputable, but brilliant, English lawyer – become joined through their love for Lucie Manette. From tranquil London, the action moves through the bloodstained streets of Paris and soon all fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.
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