Trotty's Dream

Harry Furniss


14.2 x 9.3 cm vignetted

Final illustration for The Chimes in Christmas Books, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 8, facing page 152.

Harry Furniss never deals as firmly with the grim realities of the Hungry Forties as the original illustrators and Fred Barnard, but here he offers an innovative "alternative" ending to Dickens's novella by implying that even the New Year's dance is part of Trotty's dream.

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  • The dancers at the story's conclusion
  • Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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