Michael Warden leaving his lawyers —

Harry Furniss

1910

13.5 x 9.2 cm framed

Dickens's Christmas Books, Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing p. 272.

Furniss avoids the somewhat slow-paced interview scene to focus on Michael Warden's immediate response to the advice of his lawyers: rather than embrace a penurious existence overseas for a number of years to recover the family estates, The young aristocrat believes he can repair the damage with the simple expedient of marrying Marion Jeddler. [Commentary continued below.]

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