What A Comical Brother-In-Law You Are!

"What A Comical Brother-In-Law You Are!" by Harry French. Wood engraving. 1870s. 13.8 cm wide x 9.5 cm high. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one..]

This illustration from the British Household Edition of Dickens's Hard Times for These Times depicts James Harthouse leaning against the mantlepiece in his hotel room while Tom Gradgrind lounges on the sofa (Book II, Ch. 3).

Last modified 17 April 2002