Opium Smoking

Opium Smoking — The Lascar's Room in "Edwin Drood"

Gustave Doré


Douglas Jerrold's London: A Pilgrimage

What are we to make of the fact that Douglas Jerrold identifies this plate as the actual location of a scene in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870-71), a work of fiction left unfinished at Dickens's death? Why does Doré choose to illustrate a scene from a work of fiction instead of the scene described in the text? [GPL]

[See below forJerrold's text]