English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.. From
This picture illustrate a scene from du Maurier’s own novel, Trilby:
“Sans musique, alors — mais chantez — chantez!”
The band was stopped — the house was in a state of indescribable wonder and suspense.
She looked all round, and down at herself, and fingered her dress. Then she looked up to the chandelier with a tender, sentimental smile and began:
“Oh, don't you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt ? Sweet Alice with hair so brown, Who wept with delight when you gave her a smile —”
She had not got further than this when the whole house was in an uproar — shouts from the gallery — shouts of laughter, hoots, hisses, catcalls, cock-crows. 
Scanned image and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.
du Maurier, George. Trilby. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1894. Hathi Trust Digital Library online version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 1 May 2020.
Created 1 July 2001
Last modified 1 May 2020