Ignorance and Want

John Leech


Hand-coloured steeling engraving

8.6 cm by 7 cm vignetted

In this three-quarter-page wood-engraving in Dickens's Christmas Carol, Stave Three, "The Second of the Three Spirits," p. 119, Scrooge must confront the social consequences of the unbridled capitalism he so vigorously defends in Stave One.

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