Monday, 24 October 2011
I have been reading a worn old copy of Charles Dickens’s Barnaby Rudge, and though the type is squintily proportioned, the pleasure has been greatly enhanced by the many illustrations. The drawings are by Hablot Knight Browne, also known as Phiz. Above, from Chapter One, the Maypole Inn.
Here, again from Chapter the First, John Willet, landlord of the Maypole, by the fire with guests.
From Chapter Two, the landlord’s son Joe Willet and the strange traveller.
Chapter Three, Barnaby Rudge and the locksmith Gabriel Varden, with young Mr Chester found wounded in the street.
Click the images to enlarge. More in the next post.