Book 1, Chapter 1 | Book 1, Chapter 2
• Chapter 1
• France and England are cruel in their justice.
• Burglaries and highwaymen are rampant in England.
• Chapter 2
• A messenger, Jerry, delivers a message to Jarvis Lorry.
• Jarvis Lorry, employed by Tellson's Bank, reads the message, "Recalled to life".
Book 1, Chapter 3 | Book 1, Chapter 4
• Chapter 3
• Dickens reflects on the how all people are mysteries to each other.
• Mr. Lorry speaks in a dreamlike state about years of digging and being buried alive for eighteen years.
• Chapter 4
• Miss Lucie Manette arrives from France to visit Mr. Lorry and receive his message.
• Mr. Lorry informs Lucie that her father has been in prison for eighteen years and is now free.
• The plan is to find Lucie's father and bring him back to England.
Book 1, Chapter 5 | Book 1, Chapter 6
• Chapter 5
• Famine is so widespread in France that citizens drink spilled wine off the ground before it soaks into the earth...
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