Hablot K. Browne (part 2)


The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Theatrical Emotion of Mr. Vincent Crummle. Hablot K. Browne. Mr. Crummle sends Nicholas off to London to seek his fortune and to rescue his sister from the machinations of Sir Mulberry Hawk. 


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The Pickwick Papers. Mr. Pickwick Slides. Illustration by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne.) The joie de vivre of the Pickwick Club is captured in this image of Mr. Pickwick taking a slide on the ice.



David Copperfield. The momentous interview. Hablot K. Browne. Betsy Trotwood determines David’s future after hearing about his character from the Murdstones.

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David Copperfield. Restoration of mutual confidence between Mr. And Mrs. Micawber. Hablot K. Browne. Once his plan to put Uriah Heep in jail succeeds, Mr. Micawber vows to never again have a secret from Mrs. Micawber.

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The Old Curiosity Shop. The Old Curiosity Shop. Illustration by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne.) First appeared as a weekly serial in Master Humphrey’s Clock from April 25, 1840 to February 6, 1841. The frontispiece shows Little Nell and her grandfather, who is holding the candle. The other gentleman in the picture is Master Humphrey. He is the initial narrator of the story, but Dickens quickly abandons the device of the narrator. Master Humphrey, a stranger to Nell, has just guided her home to the Old Curiosity Shop after she lost her way.


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Little Dorrit. Society expresses its views on a question of Marriage. Hablot K. Browne. Mrs. Gowan gives her unsought approval of her son’s marriage to Pet Meagle.




The Pickwick Papers. “And Now” said the goblin king, “show the man of misery and gloom a few of the pictures from our own great store house.” Hablot K. Browne. From a Christmas chapter ofThe Pickwick Papers, this plate foreshadows themes that Dickens will later expand upon and immortalize in A Christmas Carol.