"Seeing that there was no one near, and that Mark was still intent upon the fog, he not only looked at her lips, but kissed them into the bargain." (1872). — Fred Barnard's nineteenth illustration for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit, (Chapter XIV), page 121. [In St. James's Park, London, between Bird Cage Walk and The Mall, Young Martin experiences a bitter-sweet parting from Mary Graham, hopeful of returning from America having made his fortune in architecture and ready to claim her as his bride.] 9.3 cm x 13.8 cm. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Relevant Illustrations, 1843-1910

Left: Hablot Knight Browne's Mr. Tapley Acts Third Party With Great Discretion (June 1843). Centre: Harry Furniss's interpretation of the romantic farewell, with a touch of Tapley comedy injected, Mark Tapley's Sympathetic Sneeze (1910). Right: J. Clayton Clarke's (Kyd's) cigarette card image of the inveterate optimist, Mark Tapley (1910). [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Left: F. O. C. Darley's frontispiece for volume two, "Jolly sort of lodgings", alluding to Mark's deciding to join young Martin on the voyage to America. Right: Furniss's own portrait of Mark as he bids farewell to Tom Pinch, Mark Tapley, depicting Mark's cheerily waving good-bye to all he has known. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]


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_____. Martin Chuzzlewit. Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition. 55 vols. Il. F. O. C. Darley and John Gilbert. New York: Sheldon and Co., 1863. Vol. 2 of 4.

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_____. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, with 59 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition, volume 2. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871-1880. The copy of the Household Edition from which this picture was scanned was the gift of George Gorniak, proprietor of The Dickens Magazine, whose subject for the fifth series, beginning in January 2008, was this novel.

_____. Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. Illustrated by Harry Furniss. The Charles Dickens Library Edition. 18 vols. London: Educational Book, 1910. Vol. 7.

Kyd [Clayton J. Clarke]. Characters from Dickens. Nottingham: John Player & Sons, 1910.

Steig, Michael. "Martin Chuzzlewit's Progress by Dickens and Phiz. Dickens Studies Annual 2 (1972): 119-149.

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