Miss Manette and Mr. Lorry interrupted

Harry Furniss


14.5 x 9.5 cm vignetted

Fourth illustration for A Tale of Two Cities in A Tale of Two Cities, American Notes, Pictures from Italy, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 13, facing p. 24.

Who is this brash woman well into middle age who thus interrupts Mr. Lorry's revelation that Miss Manette's father, "The Doctor of Beavais," is not in fact dead at all, but is being released from death in life, after a generation spent in the forebidding political prison adjacent to St. Antoine, the Bastille? [Commentary continued below.]

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