Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hugh Thomson, Victorian Illustrator of Evelina

Not too long ago I was looking for a proper hardcover copy of Evelina. My, are they hard to come by!  I found the perfect one, it just happens to be a rare copy, difficult to come by.  It was also published in 1903.


The illustrations are done by the talented Hugh Thomson who was no stranger to Austen's work.  It's difficult to find the illustrations online but here are a few that I have come across.

13 comments:

  1. Pretty! Looks like she get manhandled quite a bit.

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  2. These are extremely pretty! Thank you for sharing :))

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  3. I discovered your site a couple of months ago, and have been in heaven catching up with your 3 years of posts. We have the same taste!

    After today's entry I just had to let your readers know that the Bas Bleu website has an exceptionally nice T-shirt of Hugh Tomson's bookcover for Pride & Predjudice.

    Thanks, Heather, for this wonderful blog, which, between its own entries & many links, has been like having access to a spectacular Georgian alternate universe!

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  4. Oh, how charming! Really lovely. :)

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  5. Fabulous post and lucky you coming across this rare book! Where did you find it?

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  6. Lovely! Too few books these days are illustrated!

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  7. What a find! I am simply pea-green with envy! :)

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  8. Look at those delicious dresses! Wonderful illustrations. I so wanted to do the read, but didn't feel it was fair because lately, there just aren't enough hours in the day. *sigh*

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  9. @Chrisbookarama, Hahaha! Perhaps I have revealed too much! Evelina gets into many a scrap as we shall all soon find out.

    @Lady Frankland, You are very welcome and THANK YOU!

    @Amina, I found it online but I have yet to get my paws on a copy!

    @nightsmusic. How about trying the audiobook? I've been listening to it and it's fantastic! http://www.silksoundbooks.com/performers/judi-dench/evelina.html

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  10. Man, now I want one. Did you actually buy it? You could make a new paperback book with the scanned pictures and cover.

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  11. No I haven't, but perhaps I will keep my eye out for a cheap copy. I would love for the folio society to release it!

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  12. Love it...so very jealous...now I will have to look for one! =)

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