He started back as his eyes met those of Jonas,
standing in an angle of the wall, and staring at him.

"He started back as his eyes met those of Jonas, standing in an angle of the wall, and staring at him. His neckerchief was off; his face was ashy pale." (1870s). Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit LI), page 401. [In a final effort to cheat the forces of justice for the two murders he committed, with a purse containing one hundred pounds in gold Jonas has bribed his cousin, Chevy Slyme, now a police officer, for five minutes by himself during which he attempts to commit suicide. In the moment depicted, the officer returns to the room expecting to find his prisoner dead; the picture already alerts the reader to the fact that Jonas has not been able to summon up enough courage, and is now trapped.] 10.7 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.]

References

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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