The Guide in the Catacombs

Harry Furniss


14.5 x 9.4 cm framed

Special frontispiece for Pictures from Italy in A Tale of Two Cities, American Notes, Pictures from Italy, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 13.

Here, Furniss effectively communicates the enthusiasm of the tour guide as he beckons his charges to follow him through the subterranean darkness, just as Dickens, adopting the pose of travel-writer, welcomes readers to his travel book. [Click on illustration to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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