Tale of Two Cities Characters
Sydney CartonA London lawyer who had great potential but has fallen into a life of alcoholism and vice. He serves as an informal legal advisor to Stryver, and he looks remarkably like Charles Darnay.
Roger ClyA British spy who swears that his only motive is patriotism.
Jerry CruncherAn odd-job man for Tellson's Bank whose side job is to act as a "resurrection man," which involves digging up dead bodies and selling their parts to scientists.
Monsieur Ernest DefargeFormer servant of Doctor Manette and currently a revolutionary who helps orchestrate the French Revolution from his wine-shop in the Parisian suburb of Saint Antoine. He assumes the name of Jacques Four when engaging in revolutionary activity.
Monsieur Theophile GabelleA French postmaster whose harassment by revolutionaries causes Charles Darnay to return to Paris.
GaspardA resident of Saint Antoine who is executed for the murder of Monseigneur.
Jacques One, Jacques Two, and Jacques ThreeFrench revolutionaries associated with Defarge.
Jacques FiveAnother associate of Defarge; he mends roads.
Jarvis LorryA respectable elderly gentleman who is a confidential clerk at Tellson's Bank. He is also an old friend of Doctor Manette. He carried Lucie Manette on the passage back to London after her father was imprisoned.
Dr. Alexander ManetteA Parisian doctor who was imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years, he is a loving father to Lucie Manette.
Solomon Pross a.k.a. John BarsadA spy and informer who serves as a turnkey in the Conciergerie in Paris; brother of Miss Pross.
Monseigneur a.k.a. Marquis EvrémondeA proud and brutal French aristocrat who shows no regard for the lower classes. His twin brother (now dead) was Charles Darnay's father, making Darnay next in line to inherit when Monseigneur is murdered by revolutionaries.
Charles Saint Evrémonde a.k.a. Charles DarnayA French emigrant to England who renounces his French title and inheritance. After being acquitted of charges that he acted as a spy, he marries Lucie Manette.
Mr. StryverAn ambitious London lawyer with a large ego. He is an old friend of Sydney Carton's who informally pays him to assist him.
TomCoachman of the Dover mail coach.
Mrs. CruncherThe wife of Jerry Cruncher, she is a religious woman whose husband accuses her of praying against him.
Madame Thérèse DefargeMonsieur Defarge's ruthless wife and the ringleader of the Saint Antoine female revolutionaries. She constantly knits a register of those who deserve to die at the hands of the revolution.
Lucie ManetteDoctor Manette's daughter, who was born in France but brought to London at a young age. She was a ward of Tellson's Bank and thought she was an orphan until Mr. Jarvis Lorry took her to Paris to meet her father. She marries Charles Darnay.
Miss ProssLucie Manette's loyal, red-faced maid.
Marquise Saint EvrémondeWife of Monseigneur's twin brother and mother of Charles Darnay.
Lucie Saint EvrémondeYoung daughter of Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette.
The VengeanceA nickname for a friend of Madame Defarge who is a leading revolutionary in Saint Antoine.
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