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Front Cover of the [1915] M. A. Donohue & Co. Reprint


Subjects: Front Cover

Identifier: 42UVA_2

Illustration on Page 528 of the 1892 J.B. Lippincott Co. "New Edition" Reprint Depicting Ellen Missing Those at Home


This black and white illustration appearing on page 528, of the 1892 J.B. Lippincott Co. "New Edition" Reprint, depicts Ellen sitting slightly removed from a little table and looking outside a very large window over the estate. Her posture is slightly hunched, as if to convey that she is carrying a large, emotional burden. Her expression is wistful as she contemplates and compares her new life with the Lindsay's with her life in America.

Subjects: Missing those at Home, Ellen

Identifier: 9CIA_33_528

Illustration on Page 467 of the 1892 J.B. Lippincott Co. "New Edition" Reprint Depicting Ellen Reading to Mrs. Blockson and Mrs. Forbes


This black and white illustration appearing on page 467, of the 1892 J.B. Lippincott "New Edition", depicts Ellen, Mrs. Forbes, and Mrs. Blockson sitting together in a circle, in front of a window. Ellen sits on the right side next to a table, where her hand hovers over an open book from which she had been reading aloud. Mrs. Forbes wears a white bonnet and a dark gown, and is leaning attentively towards Ellen with folded hands.

Subjects: Reading, Ellen, Mrs. Blockson, Mrs. Forbes

Identifier: 9UVA_33_467

Title Page to the [1885] Ward Lock & Co. "Home Treasure Library, Complete Edition" Reprint

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In the title page for Ward, Lock and CO.'s 1885 edition of the novel, the title is printed in the top quarter of the page followed by a period. The author's pseudonym Elizabeth Wetherell is printed in the page's middle. Below the pseudonym is a line attesting to the printing as a complete edition. An inscription taken from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "To a Child," appears in the page's center. In addition to the inscription is an image of a paper revealing the publisher's initials draped across a stack of books. Ward, Lock and CO.'s address is listed as "London, Warwick House, Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square, E.C."

Subjects: Title Page


Identifier: 40UVA_18

Illustration on Page 212a of the [1899] George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. Reprint Depicting Mr. Van Brunt Visiting Ellen at her Sickbed


This illustration, appearing on page 212a of the [1899] George Routledge and Sons edition, depicts a pale Ellen, sick in bed, as she kisses Mr. Van Brunt's hand. Mr. Van Brunt, dressed in a long green coat and pants with a buttoned orange shirt, stands next to Ellen's bed holding a hymn book in one hand as Ellen kisses the other. A caption below the illustration quotes a short passage from page 212. The illustration embodies the ideas of sentimentalism, which utilizes emotion to affect ideas of morality. Ellen, who has just expressed her desire for Mr. Van Brunt to become one of the "fold of Christ's people," appeals to Mr. Van Brunt (and the viewer of the illustration) through a display of emotional affection. The presence of the hymn book foreshadows Mr. Van Brunt's eventual devotion to Christianity.

Subjects: Ellen’s Sickbed, Ellen, Mr. Van Brunt

Identifier: 3DES_33_212a