Orlick in the Ashes

Orlick . . . very soon among the coal-dust

Charles Green

c. 1877

8 x 5 inches

Dickens's Great Expectations, Gadshill Edition

[These plates have neither captions nor pages, being inserted into the text PVA]

The Annotated Dickens provides the above caption, which is not in the original Gadshill Edition The moment depicted occurs in Chapter 15: ". . . . without so much as pulling off their singed and burnt aprons, they went at one another, like two giants. But, if any man in that neighbourhood could stand up long against Joe, I never saw the man. Orlick, as if he had been of no more account than the pale young gentleman [whom Pip had subdued easily in the ruined garden at Satis House], was very soon among the coal-dust, and in no hurry to come out of it."

[Original monochrome version]


The Annotated Dickens. Ed. Edward Guiliano and Phillip Collins. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1986. Vol. 2.

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. Gadshill Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1897-1908. Note: All material is reproduced courtesy of The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LF.

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