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Hello all,

I was just sitting here wrapping up the illustrations, which in this case means deleting them all from my computer, and I got wondering what it would look like if they were all posted together in one thread. I wondered if you could "read" the story by illustrations not words. So I'm trying it. I was surprised at how much time this took me to do considering I had all the illustrations already. Anyway, here I go.

Title pages


Frederick Pailthorpe



Harry Furniss

"The Characters in the Story": Harry Furniss provides a visual summary of the extensive cast, ranging the convict in the graveyard (upper left) through Miss Havisham in state (upper right), a graphic overture to the twenty-six illustrations that follow the frontispiece and the title-page. Several of these thumbnails do not appear anywhere in the program of illustration — for example, the judge, lower right, pronouncing sentence (probably over Magwitch in ch. 56) — suggesting that some of these may be based on preliminary studies that Furniss later elected not to use."


"The Gibbet on the Marshes"
John McLenan


A. A. Dixon


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Chapter 1



"You young dog!" said the man, licking his lips at me, "What fat cheeks you ha' got!"
John McLenan




"And you know what wittles is?"
F. A. Fraser



"The Terrible Stranger in the Churchyard"
F. W. Pailthorpe




Pip and the Convict
Sol Eytinge




"Pip's Struggle with the Escaped Convict"
Harry Furniss


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Chapter 2


"Pip, old chap! You'll do yourself a mischief. It'll stick somewhere. You can't have chawed it, Pip."
John McLenan




Joe and Mrs. Joe Gargarey
Sol Eytinge




Mrs. Gargery on the Ram-page
Felix O. C. Darley


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Chapter 3

"You're not a false imp? You brought no one with you?"
John McLenan



"But he was down on the rank wet grass, filing at his iron like a madman"
John McLenan


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Chapter 4



"Oh, Un-cle Pum-ble-chook! This is kind!"
John McLenan



"Pip does not enjoy his Christmas dinner"
Harry Furniss



"Pumblechook and Wopsle"
Sol Eytinge



Pumblechook
Kyd


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Chapter 5


"Three soldiers, the first carrying a torch, the others with bayonets fixed, are leading the convict away in chains."
John McLenan


"Then Joe began to hammer and clink, hammer and clink"
John McLenan


"The sergeant ran in first"
F. A. Fraser



"'With you — Hob and Nob,' returned the Sergeant [in the Forge prior to Magwitch's Capture]"
Charles Green


"The sergeant ran in first when he had run the noise quite down"
Felix O. C. Darley


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Chapter 7


Chapter 7
John McLenan


"At such times as your sister is on the ram-page, Pip"
John McLenan



"Why, here's a J," said Joe, "and a O equal to anythink!"
F. A. Fraser


Joe Gargery and Pip
Felix O. C. Darley


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Chapter 8


"'Who is it?' said the lady at the table. 'Pip, Ma'am.'"
Chapter 8
John McLenan



"Pip Waits on Miss Havisham"
Marcus Stone


""She came back, with some bread and meat and a little mug of beer. She put the mug down on the stones of the yard, and gave me the bread and meat without looking at me, as insolently as if I were a dog in disgrace."
F. A. Fraser



"In an armchair, with an elbow resting on the table"
Charles Green



"Miss Havisham"
Harry Furniss


"Well? You can break his heart"
H. M. Brock



Edward Ardizzone


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Chapter 9


Leave this lad to me, Ma'am, leave this lad to me"
John McLenan



And then they both stared at me
H. M. Brock


Chapter 10


"A stranger at the Jolly Bargemen"
F. W. Pailthorpe



Harry Furniss


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Chapter 11


It's a great cake. A bride - cake. Mine!
John McLenan


He said, 'Aha! would you?' and began dancing backward and forward"
F. A. Fraser



"An Unexpected Pleasure for Pip"
Harry Furniss



"Pip and Miss Havisham"
Charles Green


I never found out who did this one



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Chapter 13


"Which I meantersay, Pip."
John McLenan



"Well, Pip, you know,....you yourself see me put 'em in my 'at"
F. A. Fraser



"I present Joe to Miss Havisham"
F. W. Pailthorpe



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Chapter 15


Old Orlick Among the Cinders
Marcus Stone



"Orlick....was very soon among the coal-dust, and in no hurry to come out of it"
F. A. Fraser



Orlick
Harry Furniss



Orlick
Sol Eytinge




"Orlick...very soon among the coal dust"
Charles Green



Edward Ardizzone


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Chapter 17


"Pip and Biddy sitting on a bank in the Marshes"
John McLenan


"Where are you two going?"
John McLenan


"The she softly patted my shoulder in a soothing way"
F. A. Fraser


Ill Used
F. W. Pailthorpe



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Chapter 18



"Saturday night at the Three Jolly Bargemen"
John McLenan


"Pip's a gentleman of fortune, then" said Joe, "and God bless him in it!"
John McLenan


"At the Jolly Bargemen"
Charles Green


"At the Three Jolly Bargemen"
Harry Furniss


"And the communication I have got to make is, that he has Great Expectations"
H. M. Brock


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Chapter 19


Pip and Joe on the marshes
John McLenan



"And may I - May I - ?"
John McLenan


F. A. Fraser


May I - May I?
F. W. Pailthorpe


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Chapter 20


"You infernal scoundrel, dare you tell me that?"
John McLenan


"Say another word — one single word — and Wemmick shall give you your money back"
F. A. Fraser


"Mr. Jaggers and his Clients"
Frederic W. Pailthorpe


Jaggers
Sol Eytinge



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Chapter 22


"I hope your Mama is quite well?"
John McLenan


"Lecturing on Capital"
Marcus Stone


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Chapter 24


"This chap murdered his master."
John McLenan


This chap....murdered his master"
F. A. Fraser



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Chapter 25


Aged P.
F. W. Pailthorpe


"We found the aged heating the poker, with expectant eyes"
F. A. Fraser


"Pip Shares The Treat Of Mr. Wemmick, Senior"
Harry Furniss


"Well, aged parent.' said Wemmick, 'how am you?"
H. M. Brock


Wemmick and "The Aged"
Sol Eytinge


John McLenan


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Chapter 26


"Molly Shows Her Wrists"
Harry Furniss


"Molly, let them see both your wrists. Show them. Come!"
John McLenan




Chapter 27


"Pip, how are you, Pip?"
John McLenan


"Do you take tea, or coffee, Mr. Gargery?"
F. A. Fraser


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Chapter 29


"A Rubber at Miss Havisham's"
Marcus Stone


Pip and Estella Walking in the Garden
Charles Green


"Estella and Pip in Miss Havisham's Garden"
Harry Furniss


"We walked round the garden twice or thrice more."


"Miss Havisham and Estella"
Sol Eytinge


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Chapter 30


"Hold me! I'm so frightened!"
John McLenan


"Drawing to his attendants, "Don't know yah, don't know yah!"
F. A. Fraser


Trabb's boy
Sol Eytinge Jr.




Chapter 31


The Flaying of Hamlet
F. W. Pailthorpe



"Mr. Wopsle as Hamlet"
Harry Furniss



Pip enters Wopsle's Dressing Room"
Harry Furniss


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Chapter 33


"If I say yes, may I kiss the cheek again?"
John McLenan



"Oh, you must take the purse!"
F. A. Fraser



Pip and Estella in London
Charles Green



"I am going to Richmond' she told me"
H. M. Brock



"Her calm face was like a statue's"
A. A. Dixon


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Chapter 35


"Dear Joe, how are you?"
John McLenan



It was fine summer weather again
F. A. Fraser



"It's of no use, said Biddy"
F.A. Fraser



"At Mrs. Gargery's Funeral"
Harry Furniss


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Chapter 36


"Pip in Mr. Jagger's Office"
Charles Green


Chapter 37


"The responsible duty of making the toast was delegated to the Aged"
John McLenan



"Pip Watches Wemmick and Miss Skiffins"
Harry Furniss






Chapter 38


"She carried a bare candle in her hand"
John McLenan



"What! said Estella, 'do you reproach me for being cold? You"
F. A. Fraser



"Why should I look at him? returned Estella"
F. A. Fraser


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Chapter 39



On the stairs
F. W. Pailthorpe



Pip and Magwich
Charles Green



"He...steadily looked at me"
Harry Furniss



"Again he took both my hands and put them to his lips"
A.A. Dixon



"I rose out of my chair, and stood with my hand upon the back of it"
F.A. Fraser



"Gradually I slipped from the chair, and lay on the floor"
F. A. Fraser



full color illustration

pen-and-ink thumbnail sketch
"Pip has a visitor by night"
Edward Ardizzone


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Chapter 42



"I says to Compeyson, 'Once out of this court, I'll smash that face o' yours!"
F. A. Fraser



"Magwitch and Compeyson in the Booth at Epsom"
Harry Furniss






Magwitch

Remember, I didn't know where these last two came from.


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Chapter 43



"Shoulder to Shoulder"
F. W. Pailthorpe



"Drummle and Pip at The Blue Boar"
Harry Furniss



"He came back, calling for a light for the cigar in his mouth, which he had forgotten"
F. A. Fraser




Chapter 44



"Estella Tells Pip of Her Engagement to Mr. Drummle"
Harry Furniss




"Estella, you know I love you"
A.A. Dixon



"Don't Go Home"
Marcus Stone



I don't know who the artist was for this one


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Chapter 45



"Wemmick, Senior, Has Breakfast in Bed"
Harry Furniss




Chapter 46


"Look here, ' said Herbert, showing me the basket"
John McLenan



Chapter 47



"Let me sit listening as I would, with dread"
John McLenan



"I had had to feel my way back among the shipping"
F. A. Fraser


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Chapter 49



"I saw her running at me, shrieking, with a whirl of fire blazing all about her"
John McLenan



"I entreated her to rise"
F.A. Fraser



"Pip Rescues Miss Havisham from the Fire"
Harry Furniss



"Pip sees Miss Havisham in flames"
Edward Ardizzone


I can't resist giving us these next two again.




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Chapter 51


"Pip at Mr. Jagger's Office"
Harry Furniss




Chapter 52


"Know him!' repeated the landlord. 'Ever since he was no height at all."
John McLenan



"Him that I speak of,' said the landlord. 'Mr. Pumblechook"
F. A. Fraser


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Chapter 53


"On the Marshes, approaching the Lime-kin"
F.A. Fraser



"On the Marshes, by the Lime-kiln"
Marcus Stone



"Do you know this? said he."
F. A. Fraser



"Pip in the Power of Dolge Orlick"
Harry Furniss



"Do you know this?, said he"
Charles Green



"Old Orlick Means Murder"
F.W. Pailthorpe



"Ah!' he cried. . .'the burnt child dreads the fire!"
H. M. Brock


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Chapter 54


"He was taken on board, and instantly manacled at the wrists and ankles."
John McLenan



Boundless Confidence

"In the infinite meaning of his reply and his boundless confidence in his views, the Jack took one of his bloated shoes off, looked into it, knocked a few stones out of it on the kitchen floor, and put it on again. He did this with the air of a Jack who was so right that he could afford to do anything."
F. W. Pailthorpe




Chapter 56


"Magwitch under Sentence of Death"
Harry Furniss




"The placid look at the white ceiling came back, and passed away, and his head dropped quietly"
John McLenan



"He had spoken his last words"
F. A. Fraser


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Chapter 57


"The Arrest"
F.W. Pailthorpe



"Joe now sat down to his great work"
John McLenan



"Joe Indites a Note to Biddy"
Harry Furniss




Chapter 59


"The Old Place by the Kitchen Firelight"
F. W. Pailthorpe



"I saw the shadow of no parting from her"
John McLenan



"With Estella after all"
Marcus Stone



"We sat down on a bench that was near"
F. A. Fraser




Estella And Pip
Harry Furniss


message 35: by Peter (last edited May 20, 2017 03:03PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

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Kim. What an incredible amount of work. And so creative. You have the teacher's eye. Admit it. Deep down - maybe once in your life - you wanted to be a teacher.

The idea to read the story through the illustrations was brilliant. Thank you. And again, thank you.

So many interpretations of Pip and Estella. My allegiance is switching from Furniss to F.A. Fraser the more I look at these illustrations. I like their somber tone.


Everyman | 829 comments Mod
Well, I'm not sure one who didn't know the story could follow it from the illustrations, but knowing the story it's a neat way of reprising it and refreshing the memory of the more central parts of the story. The illustrators tend to focus on key moments in the text, so it's almost a highlights reel of the book.

And as Peter says, what an incredible amount of work. That you would spend that much time thinking about something other than Christmas is impressive! [g]


Tristram Shandy | 4652 comments Mod
Thanks again for that journey through the pictures, Kim! Maybe, it is difficult to read the novel only through the illustrations unless you have some background knowledge on the plot, but going through the pictures is a good starting point for discussing the novel as a whole, isn't it?

Apart from that, I used these pictures as an appetizer for my 9-year-old son to make him acquainted with the beginning of the story. Who knows? he will want to read the book one day, maybe. After all, he is already a great fan of Dickens's Christmas Carol.


Everyman | 829 comments Mod
Tristram wrote: "After all, he is already a great fan of Dickens's Christmas Carol. ."

Poor kid. A ruined life lies ahead of him.


Tristram Shandy | 4652 comments Mod
Come on, Everyman, let him dream a bit! He's still a kid ;-)


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Everyman wrote: "Tristram wrote: "After all, he is already a great fan of Dickens's Christmas Carol. ."

Poor kid. A ruined life lies ahead of him."


I am making an awful face because of that comment. Wondering how long it would take me to get to your island just to tell you in person you're a grump. :-)


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I also don't think a person not familiar with the story could understand it through the illustrations, when I was doing this some of them didn't bring any memory of the novel to me and I'd have to go look it up again just to remember what the illustration was about.

And it shouldn't have taken me so long, I had them already. I'm still puzzling over that one. I guess it's because they got a bit messed up, the order that is, as I went along through the story.


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