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Great Expectations Illustrations

F.W. Pailthorpe Both the original serialization and the subsequent first edition in book form of Great Expectations were issued without illustrations. This marks the first and only time Dickens did not collaborate with an illustrator.

These 21 etchings by Frederick William Pailthorpe (1838-1914) are from the Robson & Kerslake edition from 1885. Pailthorpe was of the 'old school' of book illustrators as represented by George Cruikshank and Hablot Browne. He was a personal friend of Cruikshank whose influence on Pailthorpe's work is obvious.

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Great Expectations Frontispiece
Frontispiece

Great Expectations 01
The terrible stranger in the churchyard

Great Expectations 02
Mrs. Joe returning from an expedition

Great Expectations 03
A stranger at the Three Jolly Bargemen

Great Expectations 04
I present Joe to Miss Havisham

Great Expectations 05
Ill used

Great Expectations 06
May I - may I?

Great Expectations 07
Mr. Jaggers and his clients

Great Expectations 08
The guileless confectioner

Great Expectations 09
Aged P.

Great Expectations 10
Trabb's boy

Great Expectations 11
The flaying of Hamlet

Great Expectations 12
Aged P. tips us the paper

Great Expectations 13
On the stairs

Great Expectations 14
Shoulder to shoulder

Great Expectations 15
Here's old Bill Barley, bless your eyes

Great Expectations 16
Confidential with Mr. Jaggers

Great Expectations 17
Old Orlick means murder

Great Expectations 18
Boundless confidence

Great Expectations 19
The arrest

Great Expectations 20
The old place by the kitchen firelight