[The thumbnail images at the right, most of which originated in Victorian periodicals, all depict Dickens surrounded by the characters in his writings. Some of these images appeared as tributes during his lifetime; others, like The Empty Chair at top, as memorials after his death. What do all they tell you about how his contemporaries read and enjoyed Dickens's novels. [Click on thumbnails for larger images and more information. — George P. Landow.]


David Copperfield

Dombey and Son

Great Expectations

Hard Times for These Times

Little Dorrit

Martin Chuzzlewit

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