I am—my dress is rather—really, Mrs.

"Yes, sir," returned Miss Pecksniff, modestly. "I am—my dress is rather—really, Mrs. Todgers!" (1870s). Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit LIV), page 417. [Despite her brother-in-law's recent arrest and suicide, in ignorance of Augustus Moddle's sudden departure for Van Diemen's Land (Australia), Charity Pecksniff presses ahead with her wedding plans, if only to spite her sister, Mercy.] 10.7 x 13.8 cm. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]


Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, with 59 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871-1880. The copy of the Household Edition from which this picture was scanned was the gift of George Gorniak, Editor of The Dickens Magazine, whose subject for the fifth series, beginning in January 2008, was this novel.

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