Harthouse Dines at the Bounderbys

Frederick Walker

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain

7 x 4¼ inches

Charles Dickens, Hard Times for These Times, originally serialized in Household Words, 1 April-12 August 1854 (unillustrated).

As the frontispiece of the Illustrated Library Edition Walker chose a scene which would reveal the story's domestic tensions as the disaffected aristocrat sets his sights romantically on the rational woman trapped in a loveless marriage for the sake of her scapegrace younger brother.

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham

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