Tom,  she said, “I have come back again.

‘“Tom,” she said, “I have come back again.’”

John Everett Millais

Wood engraving by the Dalziels

6¾ x 4¼ inches

Anthony Trollope, Orley Farm, Vol 2, facing p.89.

A touching moment showing the return to Mrs Furnival, who surprises her despairing husband as he sits gloomily by the fire. The delicate positioning of her upraised hand suggests the tenderness that still exists between them.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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