F W Pailthorpe's illustrations to Great Expectations


Frederick W Pailthorpe's 21 illustrations to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations were produced in 1885, 25 years after the novel was first published. Perhaps one of Pailthorpe's most powerful illustrations is 'The terrible stranger in the Churchyard': a depiction of Pip's terrifying first encounter with Magwitch.

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Great Expectations. By Charles Dickens. [Twenty-one engraved plates, including a titlepage, after etchings by F. W. Pailthorpe.]
1885, London
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Pailthorpe [illustrator] Frederick William, Charles Dickens
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Public Domain
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British Library

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