In Paris, Madame Defarge has learnt of Darnay's engagement to Lucie through Barsad. Carton now knows that Lucie can never be his, but he assures her of his undying love.
A story of love and of relentless hate. A story of sacrifice and savage tyranny. This is a tale of adventure and heart stirring romance.
Lucie Manette has been to Paris with Mr Lorry to bring her father, who has been a prisoner in the Bastille for 18 years, back to London.
Darnay has been tried at the Old Bailey, on a charge of high treason. His councel's assistant, Carton, made a timely intervention which brought his acquittal.
In France, Darnay has informed his uncle, the hated Marquis d'Evremonde, of his decision to renounce his inheritance.
In London, Darnay and Lucie are now married. In Paris the Bastille has been stormed. Gabelle has been forced to ask Darnay to come to France.
Darnay has gone to Paris and has been arrested as an aristocrat. Manette has followed him to enlist the aid of the mob in an attempt to save him.
Darnay has been released from prison, only to be re-arrested through the vengeful zeal of Madame Defarge. He is condemned to death.