In A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens spins a story about love, sacrifice and redemption in London and Paris during the French Revolution. Two men are devoted to the same woman, the charming Lucie Manette. The suitor who eventually marries Lucie is a French exile named Charles Darnay, who is unjustly condemned to death in Paris for the crimes of his cruel uncle. The other, a drunken English lawyer named Sydney Carton, ultimately takes the place of his rival at the guillotine, thus finding moral nobility through an act far better than he had ever done before....
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