A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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After being separated for years due to unjust imprisonment during the French Revolution, the accomplished young woman, Lucy, is reunited with her father Alexandre Manette and moves to London to lead a quiet life.
Lucy falls in love with Charles Darney, a man whose family, unbeknownst to her, was involved in the imprisonment of her father years ago. A confession by Charles leads to confrontation.
Ties from the past eventually catch up with them as Charles is driven to save an acquaintance begging for help. The family is forced to face a sequence of tragic events involving false allegations and sacrifice.