A Family Party at Brighton

A Family Party at Brighton

William Makepeace Thackeray

Wood engraving


Illustration for Thackeray's Vanity Fair

Passage illustrated: "The night before Dobbin came to join these young people-on the fine brilliant moonlight night of May-so warm and balmy that the windows were flung open to the balcony, from which George and Mrs. Crawley were gazing upon the calm ocean spread shining before them, while Rawdon and Jos were engaged at backgammon within — Amelia couched in a great chair quite neglected, and watching both these parties, felt a despair and remorse such as were bitter companions for that tender lonely soul" (Chapter 25).

Image scanned by Gerald Ajam and captions by Tiaw Kay Siang and Sabrina Lim.