Comic Annual,  3 (1832), 49–55.

An Assent to the Summut of Mount Blank

John Jones, pseud.  [Thomas Hood]


Reminiscences, Spoof

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People mentioned:

William E Parry

    The article is purportedly written by the barely literate servant of Edward B Wilbraham, whose account of his assent of Mont Blanc had previously appeared in the Keepsake. The illustration 'Too Cold to Bear' (facing 49) depicts a bear warming itself by a fire, while a party of disconsolate climbers huddle together at a distance. The illustration 'Figuring in the Album of Mont Blanc' (55) depicts two agonized climbers in rigid postures, knee-deep in snow.

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