Doctor Marigold

Harry Furniss


14.4 x 9.5 cm framed

Dickens's Christmas Stories, Vol. 16 of Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing page 472.

The 1865 Christmas framed tale Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions contained the introduction and conclusion by Dickens himself, as well as one of the inset stories, "To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt" (since reprinted in Two Ghost Stories as "The Trial for Murder" — and further extraneous material by his staff-writers at All the Year Round as the stories that her adoptive father writes for the deaf-and-dumb child. [Commentary continued below.]

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