The Likeness in Court

Harry Furniss

1910

13.4 x 7.4 cm vignetted

Seventh 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. 64.

The uncanny likeness in appearance between the accused, the emigré Charles Darnay and his barrister, Sydney Carton, in the Old Bailey trial for sedition creates enough reasonable doubt to acquit. [Commentary continued below.]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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