On the Marshes, by the Lime-kiln

On the Marshes, by the Lime-kiln

Marcus Stone

Wood engraving

13.3 x 8.7 cm

Eighth illustration for Great Expectations in the Illustrated Library Edition (1862), facing p. 487.

As Dickens's protagonist approaches the isolated lime-kiln on the Marshes, the gloomy atmosphere in this "dark plate" makes the reader apprehensive about Pip's safety. [Commentary continued below.]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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