Now, could you cut a man's throat with such  
a thing as

"Now, could you cut a man's throat with such a thing as this?" demanded Jonas. (1870s). Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter XLI), page 321. [Mr. Jobling, the life assurance company's physician, and Jonas Chuzzlewit, who is already contemplating murdering his business associate, Mr. Montague, to free himself from the position in which Montague's possessing some "secret" about Jonas has placed him.] 10.7 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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