The Delights of Literature

The Delights of Literature

Fun (8 March 1866): 10

Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

Energetic Editor (to a talented Contributor): — “Decided hit that ‘Night in a Workhouse.’ What do you say to committing a little forgery or something of the sort just to see what penal servitude is like?”

The cartoon refers to James Greenwood’s A Night in a Workhouse (1866) written after the author disguised himself and entered a workhouse.

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