Frederick Barnard's Sydney Carton
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Sydney Carton
(character in Charles Dickens' 
"A Tale of Two Cities")
Frederick Barnard, English Illistrator
Hand coloured vignette engraving
 8 1/2 x 10 x in
jpg: Print Gallery
"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." 

Sydney Carton (the character in Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities") ascending the steps to the gallows, having willfully taken the place of the man who married the only woman he every loved. He saved her father before from the same fate back in England; and now he gives his life to save her husband in Paris.  A brilliant legal mind, a lost melancholy soul, uttering the closing lines to one of the most remarkable stories ever penned. 



By:  Natasha Wallace
Copyright 1998-2003 all rights reserved
Created 2/29/2002
Updated 4/30/2003