A Tale of Two Cities - Book 2, Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 16 Summary

The Defarges are informed that a spy has been commissioned for their neighborhood. His name is John Barsad. He is an Englishman, the very same Barsad who spoke against Charles Darnay at the Old Bailey, an associate of Roger Cly. He is described as forty, somewhat handsome with a sinister expression. Later on, Barsad, as he was so described, visits the shop. He discusses the fate of Gaspard, whose body was hung over the fountain. The spy now tells the Defarges that Dr. Manette's daughter is about to be married to the nephew of the Marquis Evremonde, a certain Charles Darnay. While the Defarges are not sure whether or not to believe this about the family of their old associate, Doctor Manette, they do not dismiss the rumor either.

Book 2, Chapter 16 Analysis

The desperate plot against Charles Darnay is still not over. His enemy, John...

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