You're the pleasantest fellow I have seen yet,

"You're the pleasantest fellow I have seen yet," said Martin, clapping him on the back, "And give me a better appetite than bitters." (1870s). Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter XVI), page 137. [After the discourteous and ill-mannered behaviour of most New Yorkers, Martin is delighted to meet the civil and sanguine former slave, Cicero, outside the offices of "The Rowdy Journal."] 9.4 cm x 13.8 cm. 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.]


Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, with 59 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871-1880. 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 2008, was this novel.

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