An English Representation of Jim

The two illustrations on this page were drawn by C. Walter Hodges, for an edition of the novel that was published in 1955 by the London firm of J. M. Dent & Sons. The American publishers E. P. Dutton & Co. brought out the edition in the U.S., probably in the same year. Jim appears in 4 of the 13 black-and-white drawings that appear inside the text (including one of him "seeing the ghost" on Jackson's Island, and another of him inside the shed at the Phelps plantation), and (as a very small figure) in two of the edition's four "colour plates."

Below left: The half-page drawing that appears on page 100 of the text, right in the middle of the speech in which Jim rebukes Huck for trying to "make a fool uv ole Jim wid a lie." This is the only illustration of that scene I have found. Jim is not portrayed consistently with so much dignity, however. Below right: Hodges' representation of the moment when Huck and Jim are re-united after the Wilks episode.