The Tinker's Philosophy

Harry Furniss

1910

13.9 x 9.2 cm vignetted

Dickens's Christmas Stories, Vol. 16 of Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing page 352.

The artistic context for Furniss's choice of subject for this long-forgotten Christmas story, overshadowed by Dickens's serialising Great Expectations at the time, is Tom Tiddler's Ground by Townley Green for the 1868 Illustrated Library Edition "I am glad to see you employed," said Mr. Traveller. — "I am glad to be employed," returned the tinker. by E. G. Dalziel for the British Household Edition. [Commentary continued below.]

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