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A Tale of Two Cities opens in the year 1775 with the narrator comparing conditions in England and France and foreshadowing the coming of the French Revolution The first action is Jarvis Lorrys night journey from London where he serves as an agent for Tellsons Bank The next afternoon in a Dover inn Lorry meets with Lucie Manette a seventeen-year-old French orphan raised in England Lorry tells Lucie that her father the physician Alexandre Manette is not dead as shes always believed Dr Manette has just been released from years of secret imprisonment in the Paris prison the Bastille Lorry escorts Lucie across the English Channel to a house in a poor Paris suburb where her father in a dazed state from long solitary confinement confusedly works at the shoemakers trade he learned in prison Dr Manette has been taken care of by Ernest Defarge a former servant of the Manette family now the keeper of a wine shop Defarge and his wife- a strong-looking confident woman- appear to be engaged in antigovernment activity Lucie is saddened by her fathers state and resolving to restore him to himself she and Lorry carry the doctor back to England Five years pass In London at Old Bailey the courthouse we meet Charles Darnay a French expatriate who is on trial for treason Lucie Manette and Jarvis Lorry both testify that
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