[Characters in the Story]

Harry Furniss

1910

Lithograph

13.8 cm by 9.0 cm (framed)

"The Characters in the Story": Harry Furniss provides a visual summary of the extensive cast, ranging the convict in the graveyard (upper left) through Miss Havisham in state (upper right), a graphic overture to the twenty-six illustrations that follow the frontispiece and the title-page. Several of these thumbnails do not appear anywhere in the program of illustration — for example, the judge, lower right, pronouncing sentence (probably over Magwitch in ch. 56) — suggesting that some of these may be based on preliminary studies that Furniss later elected not to use.

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. Formatting, color correction, and linking by George P. Landow.

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