He Felt A Touch Upon His Arm

"He Felt A Touch Upon His Arm"

Harry French

Wood engraving

1870s

10.5 cm wide x 13.8 cm high

Illustration for Dickens's Hard Times for These Times in the British Household Edition, p. 36

This illustration, which takes place in the street outside Bounderby's house, depicts Mrs. Pegler on her annual visit to Coketown asking Stephen Blackpool for news of what went on in Bounderby's. (Book I, Ch. 12).

Scan and text by Philip V. Allingham

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