A French aristocrat by birth, this character chooses to live in England because (s)he cannot bear to be associated with the cruel injustices of the French social system.
This character displays great virtue in his/her rejection of the snobbish and cruel values of his/her uncle, the Marquis Evrémonde.
An insolent, indifferent, and alcoholic attorney who works with Stryver.
Lucie's father and a brilliant physician, this character spent eighteen years as a prisoner in the Bastille.
At the start of the novel, this character does nothing but make shoes, a hobby that (s)he adopted to distract him/herself from the tortures of prison.
A young French woman who grew up in England, this character was raised as a ward of Tellson's Bank because her parents were assumed dead.
Also known as the "Golden Thread".
A wine shop owner and revolutionary in the poor Saint Antoine section of Paris, this character formerly worked as a servant for Doctor Manette.
A cruel revolutionary whose hatred of the aristocracy fuels her tireless crusade, this character spends a good deal of the novel knitting a register of everyone who must die for the revolutionary cause.
An elderly businessman who works for Tellson's Bank, this character is a very business-oriented bachelor with a strong moral sense and a good, honest heart.
An odd-job man for Tellson's Bank, this character is gruff, short-tempered, superstitious, and uneducated.
This character supplements his income by working as a "Resurrection-Man," one who digs up dead bodies and sells them to scientists.
The servant who raised Lucie, this character is brusque, tough, and fiercely loyal to her mistress.
Charles Darnay's uncle, this character is a French aristocrat who embodies an inhumanly cruel caste system.
An ambitious lawyer, this character dreams of climbing the social ladder. Unlike his associate, Sydney Carton, this character is bombastic, proud, and foolish.
Like Roger Cly, this character is a British spy who swears that patriotism is his only motive.
Like John Barsad, this character is a British spy who swears that patriotism alone inspires all of his actions.
The man charged with keeping up the Evrémonde estate after the Marquis' death, this character is imprisoned by the revolutionaries.
News of this character's internment prompts Darnay to travel to France to save him.