Mr Ranville Ranville

W.M. Thackeray

1847

Hand coloured wood engraving, probably by William Linton

5¾ x 4½ inches

Illustration for Thackeray’s Mrs Perkins’s Ball, facing p.27.

A dry old bachelor to match Miss Meggot. Thackeray’s judgement is unambiguous: ‘he would rather die than commit himself’ and ‘has gruel for brains’ (p.27).

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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