14. Bathsheba Everdene — ten plates: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12; four vignettes: 1, 2, 11, 12 (in other words, she appears in all but ten illustrations).

7. Gabriel Oak — three plates: 1, 2, and 5; four vignettes: 5, 7, 8, 12.

6. Frank Troy — five plates: 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12; one vignette (10).

5. Farmer Boldwood — plates: 4, 5, 7, 8, and 12; no vignettes.

3. Liddy Smallbury — two plates: 3 and 12; one vignette ( 2).

3. Fanny Robin — one plate (9); two vignettes: 3 and 9.

2. Jan Coggan — one plate (5), and one vignette (7).

1. Dr. Barker of Budmouth — one plate (11).

1. The Old Maltster ("Gaffer Smallbury") — one vignette (4).

1. Maryann Money — one plate (2).

1. Henery Fay — one plate (5).

1. Laban Tall — one plate (5).

1. Joseph Poorgrass — one plate (5).

1. Cain Ball — one plate (5).

1. Unnamed farm-worker — one vignette (6).

The pictures reveal that, while Gabriel appears to be the story's focal character at the very beginning and very end of the novel, Bathsheba's concerns about her second and third suitors, Boldwood and Troy, tend dominate the scenes in the middle portions of the book as serialised.


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