Sydney Carton on the Scaffold

Harry Furniss


13.8 x 7.6 cm framed

Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, Vol. 13 of Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing title-page.

In the 1910 Charles Dickens Library Edition, Harry Furniss prepares the reader for (or reminds the reader of) the story's climax, when Carton nobly offers himself up as a sacrifice to the blood-thirsty revolution in place of the marked enemy of Madame Defarge, Charles Darnay. [Commentary continued below.]

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