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Frontispiece of the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. Reprint Depicting Ellen's Arrival in Thirlwall


This black and white illustration, appearing as the frontispiece to the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. reprint, depicts Ellen left alone at the door of the village inn, the “Star” of Thirwall, to meet her aunt. The stagecoach that left Ellen there can be seen driving away, carrying the maid Timmins who had cared for Ellen on her journey. A stranger, later identified as Sam, looms behind Ellen, sweeping the porch of the inn. A number of chickens and ducks wander in the street around Ellen. The caption below the illustration reads, "Ellen left at the door of the Village Inn," referencing the scene on page 81 of the novel, at the end of chapter VIII and the beginning of chapter IX. The name of the illustrator, Dalziel, is inscribed in the lower-right corner of the illustration.

Subjects: Arriving in Thirlwall, Ellen, Sam

Identifier: 47CIA_14