Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter XX), page 169. [Jonas, courting both the Pecksniff girls at once, plays off Mercy against Charity, utilising sibling rivalry advance his marital prospects.] 9.3 cm x 13.7 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.](1872). — Twenty-sixth illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's
After the funeral of his parsimonious father, Anthony, the villainous Jonas Chuzzlewit is a wealthy bachelor. Part of the attraction of the Pecksniff sisters is that, on his way down to Wiltshire, Jonas has extracted a promise from their father of a dowry of four thousand pounds. Choosing the more difficult daughter, the headstrong Merry (Mercy) after this courting scene in which Barnard makes Jonas look like a taller version of the hideous drawf Dan'l Quilp in The Old Curiosity Shop, Jonas demands an extra thousand from Pecksniff in Chapter 20, "Is a Chapter of Love." In the Barnard illustration, neither Pecksniff sister seems inclined to accept Jonas's advances.
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