Title page with uncaptioned vignette
[Dr. Manette released from his cell in the Bastille by an angel carrying keys]
Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, Book I, ch. 1
Harper's Weekly 3 (7 May 1859): 289.
[This page begins the first installment of the novel, which All the Year Round published in the U.K. on 30 April 1859 — exactly a week earlier than Harper's.]
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
[You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. .]