Pip Waits on Miss Havisham

Pip Waits on Miss Havisham

Marcus Stone


13.1 cm x 8.8 cm framed

Second illustration for Great Expectations.

Passage Illustrated: "'Look at me,' said Miss Havisham. 'You are not afraid of a woman who has never seen the sun since you were born?'" (Ch. 8), facing p. 65 [p. 81 in the Nonesuch Edition rpt. 2005].

Of Marcus Stone's eight plates, only two present Miss Havisham ("Pip Waits on Miss Havisham" and "A Rubber at Miss Havisham's"); however, all of Stone's 1862 wood-engravings graph Pip's journey from childhood to maturity, indicating that the bildungsroman aspect of the novel was uppermost in the British illustrator's mind.]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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