The Marchioness

Harold Copping


Photographic reproduction of line drawing, p. 111.

15.1 x 12.9 cm (5 ⅞ by 2 ⅞ inches), vignetted.

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This children's version of The Marchioness emphasizes her gangly awkwardness and her street-smart precocity, but omits her actual relationship with Sally Brass. Dick pays for her schooling and marries her when she turns nineteen, after which he and "Sophronia Sphynx" play cribbage every evening. Mary Angela Dickens never mentions the small servant's actual name, and separates her from the cast of The Old Curiosity Shop.

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