The Guide in the Catacombs

Harry Furniss


14.5 cm high x 9.4 cm wide, framed

Special frontispiece for Part Three in A Tale of Two Cities, American Notes, Pictures from Italy, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), facing XIII, title-page.

Here, Furniss effectively communicates the enthusiasm of the tour guide as he beckons his charges to follow him through the subterranean darkness, just as Dickens, adopting the pose of travel-writer, welcomes readers to his travel book. [Click on the illustration to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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