13.9 x 9.2 cm vignetted
Dickens's Christmas Stories, Vol. 16 of Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing page 256.
In dealing with this Collinsian tale of mystery and indirection that is only incidentally punctuated by inset narratives, Harry Furniss has chosen one of the most picturesque and engaging moments in 1860 Christmas number's Dickens-composed frame. Neither the American Household Edition nor the Illustrated Library Edition contains any picture to accompany this seafaring mystery. [Commentary continued below.]
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