"'No,' said Toby after another sniff. 'It's — It's mellower than Polonies.'"

Fred Barnard


13.8 x 10.7 cm

Although Barnard's program for the 1878 British Household Edition integrates the large-scale illustrations and the letter-press, it does not achieve the level of visual-textual integration found in the 1844 edition of The Chimes, for in the 1844 chapter-opening illustrations the text is embedded in or surrounded by the pictures, so that, as Solberg has remarked, Dickens's "words themselves form so integral a part of the design that to do without them would automatically upset the balance" (114). [Continued below]

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