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A Tale of Two Cities Timeline

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by Ben Krutz on 12 May 2011

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Transcript of A Tale of Two Cities Timeline

A Tale of Two Cities Timeline December 1757 Dr. Manette is recruited by the St. Evremonde brothers to treat a raped young woman and her wounded, dying brother. Attempting to publicize what he has witnessed, the doctor is imprisoned December 1767 Dr. Manette writes a journal account of his sufferings and hides it in his Bastille cell November 1775 Released to the care of Ernest Defarge, the doctor remains in a confused state. His daughter, Lucie, and the banker Jarvis Lorry carry him to London March 1780 Charles Darnay tried and acquitted of treason at the Old Bailey court in London July 1780 Summer 1780 Summer 1781 1781 1783 July 1789 July 14, 1789 August 1792 September 1792 December 1793 Peaceful Sunday at the Manettes' Soho residence. Lucie hears "hundreds of footsteps," signaling the approach of revolution in France Driving in his carriage, Charles Darnay's uncle the Marquis St. Evremonde runs over and kills Gaspard's child. In the morning, St. Evremonde is found dead Darnay and Stryver announce hopes of marrying Lucie. Carton swears love to her Darnay and Stryver announce hopes of marrying Lucie. Carton swears love to her In France the Defarges learn that Gaspard has been hanged. John Barsad appears as spy for the French monarchy Lucie and Darnay marry; Dr. Manette lapses into amnesia Birth of little Lucie Storming of the Bastille; Defarge searches Dr. Manette's old cell. Start of French Revolution Peasants burn St. Evremonde chateau September Massacres. Lucie and her father arrive in Paris; Dr. Manette's influence protects Darnay from death at the hands of the mob Darnay tried and acquitted at La Conciergerie Darnay rearrested same night, through Defarge's influence John Barsad revealed as Solomon Pross, Miss Pross' missing brother; Sydney Carton exposes him as spy of the Revolutionary prisons and blackmails him into helping Carton Darnay's second trial; evidence from Dr. Manette's journal condemns him to die Carton takes Darnay's place in La Conciergerie; Darnay party flees France Madame Defarge killed; Miss Pross deafened Carton dies on guillotine Darnay's return to France, and imprisonment in Paris Peasants burn St. Evremonde chateau
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