Frontispiece for The Grey Woman
George du Maurier
Wood engraving by Joseph Swain
5½ x 3½ inches
Gaskell, Elizabeth.The Grey Woman,frontispiece
This quaintly rustic design invites the reader to proceed through the gateway and become immersed in the provincial culture of Gaskell’s text. On this occasion the design works not so much as prolepsis as a calculated withholding of information which put a question in the reader/viewer’s mind: what characters will be found in this quiet cluster of buildings?
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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