The End of the Elopement

George Housman Thomas, 1824-1868

Engraved by William Luson Thomas (Thomas's brother)


From Wilkie Collins's novel Armadale, Vol. II, facing p.195

Source: the 1866 Smith, Elder edition, uploaded to the Internet Archive by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

How unusual it is to see Allan Armadale looking despondent! G. H. Thomas has seized the chance to endow this likeable but apparently rather shallow character with some depth, and also to join Wilkie Collins in leavening the narrative with a little good-humoured fun at his expense. [continued below]

Caption and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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