1. July, 1875: Chapters 1 through 4; plates: initial "Y" — the only initial letter that features the novel's heroine — and "She Stopped Like A Clock" (facing page 1).

2. August 1875: Chapters 5 through 9; plates: initial "T" and "Well, What Did You Think of My Poems?" (facing page 233).

3. September 1875: Chapters 10 through 15; plates: initial "I" and "Round Her, Leaning Against Branches, or Prostrate on the Ground, Were Two or Three Individuals" (facing page 257).

4. October 1875: Chapters 16 through 21; plates: initial "W" and "Goodness! How Quick You Were" (facing page 490).

5. November 1875: Chapters 22 through 26; plates: initial "L" and "It Was A Tender Time" (facing page 513).

6. December 1875: Chapters 27 through 30; plates: initial "E" and "The Harefield Estate" (facing page 733).

7. January 1876: Chapters 31 through 34; plates: initial "T" and "So Ethelberta Went" (facing page 1).

8. February 1876: Chapters 35 through 38; plates: initial "O" and "Can You Tell Us the Way, Sir, to the Hotel Bold Soldier?" (facing page 230) — the only large plate that does not feature the novel's heroine.

9. March 1876: Chapters 39 through 42; plates: initial "H" and "'In the Writing of the Composer,' Observed Lord Mountclere with Interest" (facing page 358).

10. April 1876: Chapters 43 through 46; plates: initial "O" and "All Before Them Was A Sheet of Whiteness" (facing page 385).

11. May 1876: Chapters 43 through 46; plates: initial "A" and "She Lessened in His Gaze, and Was Soon Out of Sight."

Related Material

References

Jackson, Arlene M. Illustration and the Novels of Thomas Hardy. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1981.

Page, Norman. "Thomas Hardy's Forgotten Illustrators." Bulletin of the New York Public Library 77, 4 (Summer, 1974): 454-463.


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