John Westlock and Ruth Pinch

Sol Eytinge, Jr.



10 cm high by 7.5 cm wide (framed)

Poetic justice controls the final actions of the novel, as Old Martin denounces Pecksniff and is reconciled to his favourite grandson, Martin, in Chapter 52, — and then multiple marriages settle affairs between Martin and Mary Graham, Mark and Mrs. Lupin, and the young professional man, architect John Westlock, and the former governess and her brother's housekeeper, Ruth Pinch. A perpetual bachelor, Tom Pinch will live with his sister and brother-in-law — never marrying, but happily (despite his gentle melancholy) practising architecture and the organ. Thus, Westlock is in a sense rewarded for his virtue by settling down with both his best friend and his best friend's sister.

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