Elijah Pogram and Mrs. Hominy

Sol Eytinge, Jr.


Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (Diamond Edition)

The presence of such minor American characters as Elijah Pogram and Mrs. Hominy among Eytinge's cast of thirty implies a very different interpretation compared to Phiz's of the novel as a whole. Phiz in his forty 1843-44 illustrations graphed relationships between groups of characters, focussing on such major characters as young Martin, Seth Pecksniff, and Tom Pinch. [Commentary continued below.]

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