"Here," drawing the cloth off with great pride and care, "are two pieces of furniture to commence with." — Twenty-eighth illustration by Fred Barnard for the 1872 Household Edition of David Copperfield (Chapter XXVII, "Tommy Traddles," p. 193). [David's old schoolmate from Salem House, the uncomfortable Tommy Traddles with the rebellious head of hair, is now struggling to enter the legal profession and experiencing difficulties with the family of Sophie, a poor curate's daughter to whom he is tentatively engaged. By sheer (Dickensian) coincidence, Traddles the Micawbers' lodger.] 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 person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]


Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield, with 61 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1872. Vol. 3.

The copy of the Household Edition from which this picture was scanned was the gift of George Gorniak, Editor of The Dickens Magazine, whose subject for the fifth series, beginning in January 2010, is this novel.

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