Rustling among last year's leaves, . . . the placid
Pecksniff strolled

"Rustling among last year's leaves, whose scent woke memory of the past, the placid Pecksniff strolled." (1870s). Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter XXX), page 241. [The complacent Pecksniff unaware of the imminent financial collapse of the Anglo-Bengalee as he determines to marry Old Martin's companion, Mary, and thereby become de facto heir to a vast estate.] 10.5 cm x 13.6 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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