Old Cheeseman's only Friend

Harry Furniss


13.5 x 9 cm vignetted

Dickens's Christmas Stories, Vol. 16 of the Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing page 20.

In Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire, Dickens repeated his seasonal strategy from the previous year in his weekly journal Household Words by establishing the familial framed tales with the first and last of nine separate tales, "The Schoolboy's Story" and "Nobody's Story." His co-authors were Eliza Lynn ("The Old Lady's Story"), George Augustus Sala [Commentary continued below.]

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