"The Boy at Mugby"

Sol Eytinge, Junior



9.9 cm high x 7.4 cm wide

The sixth illustration for Dickens's Additional Christmas Stories in the Ticknor & Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition, facing page 302.

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Like "The Signal-Man" just preceding it, the satirical sketch re-titled "The Boy at Mugby" in the 1867 Diamond Edition volume, is not presented its original context as part of the framed-tale sequence entitled Mugby Junction, but as a detached, first-person narrative, with an impish refreshment-room boy serving as the street-wise commentator.

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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