The Characters in the Story

Harry Furniss


14.5 x 9.4 cm framed

Initial illustration for A Christmas Carol in Christmas Books, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 8, title-page.

A feature of each volume in the Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), "The Characters in the Stories," as Furniss has entitled the thumbnail vignettes that form the four borders of the title-page, includes most of the characters in the volume: in the top register, left to right, are the principals of A Christmas Carol — (upper left-hand corner) Scrooge's nephew Fred and his wife — [Commentary continued below.]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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