Is The Resemblance Strong?

George Du Maurier

April 1880


Sixth illustration for Thomas Hardy's A Laodicean. A Story of Today, Part Four in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Book III, Chapter 2.

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  • De Stancey & Sir Edward's portrait
  • To arouse Paula's romantic interest in him through her fascination with the history of the de Stancys and their castle, Captain de Stancy impersonates his cavalier ancestor, Sir Edward, who committed suicide out of unrequited love.

    Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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