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These illustrations, by Harry French, are taken from the Household Edition of Hard Times, published by Chapman and Hall in London (D. Appleton and Co. in New York), in the 1870s. The cover of the print edition reproduces that edition’s paper cover. The weekly serial of Hard Times was not illustrated, nor was the first volume edition.

"I only entreat you to believe, my dearest child, that I have meant to do right."

"You have seen me once before, young lady," said Rachael.

Untitled illustration, depicting the people of Coketown looking at the signs calling for Stephen Blackpool’s return. This illustration served as the endpiece for the Household Edition.

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