Scrooge's Solitary Dinner

Harry Furniss


13.8 x 9.5 cm framed

Third illustration for A Christmas Carol in The Christmas Books, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 8, facing page 8.

This amalgam of four scenes suggests the rapid succession of related stills in a magic lantern show, juxtaposing Scrooge's self-satisfied contemplation of his banker's book after supper with the social engagement of people outside the "melancholy tavern" (and outside his class) where the miser, without the benefit of [Commentary continued below.]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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