Griffith Gaunt by William Small (1843-1929). Engraver: J. Swain. The Argosy, Christmas 1866. 4 x 6 ¼ inches, facing p. 194. This illustration typifies the sensational excess of Charles Reade’s novel, showing the moment when a body is retrieved from the water. The feelings of repugnance are powerfully conveyed by the gesture of face-shielding.

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