|A Tale of Two Cities character|
Mr Stryver at Tellson's Bank by Phiz, 1859
|Created by||Charles Dickens|
Stryver is a character in the Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities and in the 10 TV/film adaptations of the story. He is a barrister in London, with the character Sydney Carton working under him.
Real life inspiration for the character
Bill Reisman (Taylor & Francis, 1993), 541.
Depiction in the novel
He first appears in the novel as counsel for the defense of Charles Darnay. He then reappears in Sydney Carton's introductory chapter as his friend, drinking companion, and partner in law. He later tells Sydney that he intends to marry Lucie Manette; however, after consulting Jarvis Lorry he decides against it. At Tellson's bank in Chapter 24, Charles Darnay says that he knows the Marquis St. Evremonde, and Stryver says "I am sorry a man who instructs youth knows him," when in actuality the Marquis St. Evremonde is by then Charles himself.
Depiction on stage
Wayne Schroder played "C. J. Stryver" in "the Broadway-aimed musical by Jill Santoriello."
- Dickens, Charles (1997). A Tale of Two Cities and Related Readings, p. 90. McDougal Littel. ISBN 0-395-77544-2
- Dickens, Charles (1997). A Tale of Two Cities and Related Readings, pp. 140-111. McDougal Littel. ISBN 0-395-77544-2
- Dickens, Charles (1997). A Tale of Two Cities and Related Readings, pp. 169-182. McDougal Littel. ISBN 0-395-77544-2
- Dickens, Charles (1997). A Tale of Two Cities and Related Readings, p. 294. McDougal Littel. ISBN 0-395-77544-2
- Kenneth Jones, ""Best of Times" Is Now: Tale of Two Cities Musical Begins Pre-NYC Run Oct. 13," Playbill (13 Oct 2007).
- "Stryver (Character) from A Tale of Two Cities (1935)," The Internet Movie Database.
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