Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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List of Illustrations

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pp. vi-ix

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Preface

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pp. x-xi

This book is a transcription, edited and annotated, of an unpublished manuscript, “A Sketch of Boz,” also known as “Charles Dickens—His Art, His Artists, and His Admirers,” the text of an illustrated lecture given by Harry Furniss, initially to the Dickens Fellow ship at the Memorial Hall, London, on 1 March 1905. Over...

Acknowledgments

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p. xii

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Introduction

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pp. 1-22

Harry Furniss (1854–1925) was a well-known if some what abrasive figure in English literary, artistic and political circles during the half century either side of 1900. Today he is almost forgotten, his reputation resting largely upon his caricatures of politicians (especially of Glad stone with his famous winged collars) that...

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Illustrators in Context

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pp. 25-35

After each illustrator’s dates the page numbers for Furniss’s discussion are given and unreferenced quotations in the entries are to these pages. The entries are intended to provide the back ground for a fuller appreciation of Furniss’s discussion of...

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A Sketch of Boz. Charles Dickens— His Art, His Artists, and His Admirers

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pp. 36-90

I have a confession to make. I have lost my Sketch of Boz! I did not leave it in a train, or in a motor, or in a tup penny tube, or in a cab on my way here this eve ning. I lost it many years be fore the days of mo tors and tuppenny tubes. I lost it many years before I lost my hair, I lost it the year Charles Dickens died, the same year when, at the...

Appendix: Two Illustrated Letters

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pp. 91-92

Notes

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pp. 93-107

Works Cited

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pp. 108-111

In dex

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pp. 112-116