The Person of the House and the Bad Child

The Person of the House and the Bad Child

Marcus Stone

Wood engraving by W. T. Green

13.6 cm high x 9.6 cm wide

Dickens's Our Mutual Friend, Chapter Two of the second book, "Still Educational" [This part of the novel originally appeared in periodical form in October 1864.]

This 30 September 1864 illustration depends for its effectiveness upon the startling contrast between the accusatory finger of the doll's dress-maker, Jenny Wren, and hand to the forehead, suggestive of introspection and anguish of the alcoholic parent. [continue below]

Image scan and text by Philip V. Allingham

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