"On the fourteenth night, he kissed Miss Pecksniff's snuffers in the passage, when she went up-stairs to bed: meaning to have kissed her hand, but missing it." (1870s). Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter XXXII), page 257.[The physical comedy of the awkward courtship of Mr. Moddle and the elder, less comely Miss Pecksniff at Todgers's boarding-house] 10.6 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. ]


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

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