Ap Book Report: "A Tale Of Two Cities", By Charles Dickens.

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AP Book Report.1. Title of Work: "A Tale of Two Cities."2. Author and date written: Charles Dickens; written in 1859, London, Published in weekly serial form between April 20, 1859, and November 26, 18593. Country of author: London, England4. Characters (label as major or minor) with brief descriptions of each; include at least two adjectives for each and brief commentary.Major Characters.- Charles Darnay (originally in the Evremonde family): The protagonist of the novel. He is a French aristocrat by birth. He rejects his inheritance and his title, wanting to earn an honest living as a tutor in England. He marries Lucie Manette. He is accused during the French Revolution, but is saved by Carton taking his place at the guillotine.- Dr. Alexandre Manette: A French doctor who is imprisoned for eighteen years in Bastille by the Marquis St. Evremonde. He is later rescued, and brought back to life by his daughter, Lucie.- Lucie Manette/Darnay: The daughter of Dr. Manetter, described as beautiful by both Carton and Darnay. She marries Charles Darnay. She gets along with everyone, and evreryone she meets show love and greetings to her.- Sydney Carton: Looks almost identical to Charles Darnay in appearance. He drinks a lot and gets drunk often. He also loved Lucie Manette. He is a man of courage and word and shows it by replacing Charles Darnay and dying himself on the guillotine.- Madame Defarge: Wife of Monsieur Defarge. She is cruel, embittered, and a vengeful woman. She knitted the names of the people who are to die in the revolution. She represents the bloody and violent aspect of the revolution.- Monsieur Defarge: Husband of Madam Defarge. A wine seller in Paris. He was a servant of Dr. Manette and a leader in the revolution.Minor Characters- Miss Pross: Lucie's faithful nurse who is a woman of courage and strength. She does whatever it takes to keep Lucie from any harm.- Mr. Lorry: An official in the Tellson's Bank who befriends the Manette family.- Mr. Jeremy Cruncher: Works at Tellson's Bank during day, and works as a body-snatcher during night.- Mrs. Cruncher: Mr. Cruncher's wife who is often beaten by her husband. She prays frequently, because she doesn't like the idea of her husbands "night job"- Young Jerry: Son of the Crunchers- Mr. Stryver: A selfish and ambitious lawyer. He employs Carton and helps Darnay in England.- Marquis St. Evremonde: Cruel uncle of Charles Darnay. Represents the worst side of aristocracy. He is killed during the revolution.- Gaspard: Father of the girl who was run over by St. Evremonde's carriage. He kills him by revenge.- Gabelle: A faithful supporter of the Evremonde family. He gets captured after the revolution breaks out. Darnay responds to his letter and tries to save Gabelle but instead gets himself in trouble.- John Barsad: Miss Pross' brother. He was a spy in England and then a prison spy in France. He helps Carton save Charles Darnay.- The Vengeance: A cruel woman always sticking with Madame Defarge.- Young...

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