"Mrs. Lirriper and The Major"

Sol Eytinge, Junior



9.9 cm high x 7.4 cm wide

The second illustration for Dickens's Additional Christmas Stories in the Ticknor & Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition, facing page 238.

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The sentimental first-person narrative of the kindly landlady and her eccentric lodger, a flamboyant retired military man, who between them adopt an orphan whom they name "Jemmy," was once a "framed-tale" sequence entitled Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings. [Commentary continues below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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