'Mrs. Bounderby, I Esteem It A Most Fortunate
    Accident That I Find You Alone Here.'

"'Mrs. Bounderby, I Esteem It A Most Fortunate Accident That I Find You Alone Here.'" 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 for Dickens's Hard Times for These Times in the British Household Edition (p.77) depicts Louisa and Harthouse "among the leafy shadows of retirement" in the garden at Bounderby's country estate (Book II, Ch. 7).


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