Harry Furniss


14 x 9.5 cm vignetted

Thirtieth illustration for A Tale of Two Cities in A Tale of Two Cities, American Notes, Pictures from Italy, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 13, facing p. 320.

Whereas Dickens's original illustrator, Hablot Knight Browne, perhaps in conjunction with the author, elected to realise the moment when Lucie faints and must be supported by Carton (signalling the importance of his reintroduction into the narrative), Harry Furniss has decided to focus, as Fred Barnard had done in the Household Edition, on the moment of parting between the condemned prisoner and his desperate wife. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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