Pip Watches Wemmick and Miss Skiffins

Pip Watches Wemmick and Miss Skiffins by Harry Furniss. 1910. 4.4 x 6.9 inches. Dickens's Great Expectations, Charles Dickens Library Edition, 283. 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 photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Context of the Illustration

During the whole time of the Aged's reading, Wemmick's arm was straying from the path of virtue and being recalled to it by Miss Skiffins. Whenever he put his arm around her waist, she neatly stopped him, and unwound it as if it were an article of dress. [A highly condensed form of the text in Chapter 37.]


Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. Charles Dickens Library Edition. 18 vols. London: Educational Book Company, 1910. Vol 14.

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