This A Tale of Two Cities poster uses the first portions of the book up to Book the Second - Chapter XIII.
This print uses the words of Dickens’ touching novel to passionately depict the climactic moment in which Carton’s love for Lucie is revealed for the world to see. By willingly taking Darnay’s place at the guillotine, Carton has given Lucie the greatest gift of all: a happy life by her husband’s side. With his chin up in resolute acceptance, Carton approaches the bloodied device of annihilation with a steady and unshakable gait. This poster illustrates this macabre moment, but divulges Carton’s final selfless thoughts; that because he is secure in the knowledge his beloved is safe and happy, he can continue forth in his death march with peace and tranquility in his soul.
A Tale of Two Cities is a story of a liberating civil war and the moving tales of individuals caught up in the overwhelming bedlam. We capture a beautiful and heartrending portion of one of these love stories through this exquisite illustration of the crowning sacrifice of Sydney Carton.