Monsieur and Madame Defarge

Sol Eytinge, Jr.

Wood engraving, approximately 10 cm high by 7.5 cm wide (framed)

Eytinge's full-page illustration — one of only eight for the entire novel — appears in "Still Knitting" (Book Two, Chapter Sixteen) in the Diamond Edition of Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities

In contrast to the marriage of mismatched opposites Jerry and "Aggerawayter" Cruncher Eytinge presents the leaders of the clandestone revolutionary society, the Jacquerie, in Saint Antoine, the publicans or wine-shop keepers Ernest and Terese Defarge. Dickens introduces the couple early in the action, in "The Wine-shop" (Book One, Chapter Five) [continued below].j

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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