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The best pictures of Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities

Posted in Best pictures, Bravery, English Literature, Famous Last Words, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Revolution on Wednesday, 7 October 2015

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The best pictures of Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities show the unlikely hero in court and facing the guillotine, his fate forever immortalised in the novel’s closing words: “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done…”
The first picture shows Sydney Carton stoic, noble and heroic.

Sydney Carton, picture, image, illustration

Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities by Ralph Bruce

The second picture shows Carton winning the acquittal of Charles Darnay, with Lucie Manette and her father in court.

Sydney Carton, picture, image, illustration

Sydney Carton's unrequited love for Lucie Manette by Barrie Linklater

The third picture shows Dickens in the foreground and Carton ascending the steps to his death.

Sydney Carton, picture, image, illustration

Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities, with a portrait of Dickens writing in the foreground

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