Never is a very long word

Never is a very long word

John Everett Millais

Wood engraving by the Dalziels

6¾ x 4¼ inches

Anthony Trollope, Orley Farm, facing, II, 77.

Another intense conversation, this time between Madeline and her mother, Lady Staveley. Lady Staveley is trying to establish Peregrine Orme’s ‘intentions’. The illustration focuses on subtle nuances of gesture and gaze; Madeline’s expression is especially telling.

  • Anthony Trollope
  • Orley Farm
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