"Then, I have got it, boy!" said Mr. Dick. — Forty-fourth illustration for the 1872 Household Edition of David Copperfield (illustrating a moment Chapter XLV, "Mr. Dick Fulfils My Aunt's Predictions, p. 313). 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.]

Relevant illustrations from other 19th editions, 1850-1867

Left: The original Phiz engraving for this chapter in which Mr. Dick assumes the role of an advisor to Dr. Strong, Mr. Dick fulfils my Aunt's prediction (July 1850). Right: The Sol Eytinge, Jr., Diamond Edition characterisation of Betsey Twood and Mr. Dick, delighting in the construction of a kite, Miss Trotwood and Mr. Dick (1867). [Click on images to enlarge them.]


Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield, illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz). The Centenary Edition (rpt. of 1850 edition). London: Chapman and Hall; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911.

Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield, with 61 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1872. Vol. 3.

The copy of the Household Edition from which this picture was scanned was the gift of George Gorniak, Editor of The Dickens Magazine, whose subject for the fifth series, beginning in January 2010, is this novel.

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