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Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy (engraving)

Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy (engraving)
6026362 Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy (engraving) by Walker, Emery (1851-1933); Private Collection; (add.info.: Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Illustration for The Taming Of The Shrew (chromolitho)

Illustration for The Taming Of The Shrew (chromolitho)
3642344 Illustration for The Taming Of The Shrew (chromolitho) by Andre, Richard (1834-1907); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustration for The Taming Of The Shrew)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Illustration for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (engraving)

Illustration for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (engraving)
6024733 Illustration for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (engraving) by Garrett, Edmund Henry (1853-1929); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustration for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Walter Scott)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: There was an Old Man of Thames Ditton, who called out for something to sit on (litho)

There was an Old Man of Thames Ditton, who called out for something to sit on (litho)
966338 There was an Old Man of Thames Ditton, who called out for something to sit on (litho) by Lear, Edward (1812-88); Private Collection; (add.info.: There was an Old Man of Thames Ditton)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: There was an Old Man of Blackheath, whose head was adorned with a Wreath (litho)

There was an Old Man of Blackheath, whose head was adorned with a Wreath (litho)
966250 There was an Old Man of Blackheath, whose head was adorned with a Wreath (litho) by Lear, Edward (1812-88); Private Collection; (add.info.: There was an Old Man of Blackheath)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Pickwick Papers, Who are you, you rascal? said the captain, administering

Pickwick Papers, Who are you, you rascal? said the captain, administering
Pickwick Papers, " Who are you, you rascal?" said the captain, administering several pokes to Mr. Pickwicks body with the thick stick. " Whats your name?"

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Twelfth Night: Feste, The Clown, Mr Courtice Pounds (colour litho)

Twelfth Night: Feste, The Clown, Mr Courtice Pounds (colour litho)
5212534 Twelfth Night: Feste, The Clown, Mr Courtice Pounds (colour litho) by Buchel, Charles A. (1872-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Feste, The Clown, Mr Courtice Pounds)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: John Anderson, My Jo (colour litho)

John Anderson, My Jo (colour litho)
971752 John Anderson, My Jo (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Anderson, My Jo)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Illustration for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (colour litho)

Illustration for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (colour litho)
2795281 Illustration for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (colour litho) by Tarrant, Percy (1855-1934); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Dickens character: Nancy (litho)

Dickens character: Nancy (litho)
6009298 Dickens character: Nancy (litho) by Handley-Read, Captain Edward Henry (1869-1935); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nancy)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Illustration for Poems by John Keats: Fancy (litho)

Illustration for Poems by John Keats: Fancy (litho)
6001001 Illustration for Poems by John Keats: Fancy (litho) by Bell, Robert Anning (1863-1933); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fancy)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Illustration for the Pickwick Papers

Illustration for the Pickwick Papers
LLM461625 Illustration for the Pickwick Papers by Seymour, Robert (1798-1836); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustration for the Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (Caxton Publishing)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: John Buchan

John Buchan
LLM460204 John Buchan by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Buchan. Illustration for Willss Cigarette card.); © Look and Learn

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Cat that Walked by Himself (engraving)

The Cat that Walked by Himself (engraving)
3625357 The Cat that Walked by Himself (engraving) by Kipling, Joseph Rudyard (1865-1936) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Cat that Walked by Himself)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Illustration for Emma by Jane Austen (colour litho)

Illustration for Emma by Jane Austen (colour litho)
3651245 Illustration for Emma by Jane Austen (colour litho) by Brock, Charles Edmund (1870-1938); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Most beloved Emma)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Prospero and Miranda watch the Tempest (colour litho)

Prospero and Miranda watch the Tempest (colour litho)
5988786 Prospero and Miranda watch the Tempest (colour litho) by Dugdale, Thomas Cantrell (1880-1952); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prospero and Miranda watch the Tempest)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Legend Of Britomart, Britomart And The Magic Mirror (engraving)

The Legend Of Britomart, Britomart And The Magic Mirror (engraving)
3628769 The Legend Of Britomart, Britomart And The Magic Mirror (engraving) by Walker, Arthur George (1861-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Legend Of Britomart)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: View of the Tower of London in 1553 (engraving)

View of the Tower of London in 1553 (engraving)
5224947 View of the Tower of London in 1553 (engraving) by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of the Tower of London in 1553)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: P G Wodehouse, smoking cigar, portrait (b / w photo)

P G Wodehouse, smoking cigar, portrait (b / w photo)
5998065 P G Wodehouse, smoking cigar, portrait (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: P G Wodehouse, smoking cigar, portrait.); © Look and Learn

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Percy Bysshe Shelley: Illustration for To a Slylark (engraving)

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Illustration for To a Slylark (engraving)
5991386 Percy Bysshe Shelley: Illustration for To a Slylark (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: To a Slylark)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (engraving)

Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (engraving)
6001037 Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Frontispiece to Hobbess Leviathan, 1651 (engraving)

Frontispiece to Hobbess Leviathan, 1651 (engraving)
966199 Frontispiece to Hobbess Leviathan, 1651 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Frontispiece to Hobbess Leviathan, 1651)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Illustration for Pickwick Papers (coloured engraving)

Illustration for Pickwick Papers (coloured engraving)
3099869 Illustration for Pickwick Papers (coloured engraving) by Browne, Hablot Knight (Phiz) (1815-92); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustration for Pickwick Papers)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Shelleys Tombstone at Rome (b / w photo)

Shelleys Tombstone at Rome (b / w photo)
5992374 Shelleys Tombstone at Rome (b/w photo) by European Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shelleys Tombstone at Rome)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: David Copperfield, I am hospitably received by Mr. Peggotty

David Copperfield, I am hospitably received by Mr. Peggotty

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: David Copperfield, Mr. Micawber delivers some valedictory remarks

David Copperfield, Mr. Micawber delivers some valedictory remarks

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: performance of...'The Messiah'...1864

The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: performance of..."The Messiah"...1864. Creator: J. J
The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: performance of the oratorio, "The Messiah", in the Festival Pavilion, 1864

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: Mr. E. F. Flower, the Mayor of Stratford, 1864

The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: Mr. E. F. Flower, the Mayor of Stratford, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: Mr. E. F. Flower, the Mayor of Stratford, 1864. Portrait of...Edward Fordham Flower, the Mayor of Stratford-on-Avon

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Cast of Shakspeare's face, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Cast of Shakspeare's face, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Cast of Shakspeare's face, 1864. Death mask of English playwright, poet and actor William Shakespeare (1564-1616). The cast from the face of Shakspeare

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Henley-Street, Stratford-On-Avon, with Shakspeare's House, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Henley-Street, Stratford-On-Avon, with Shakspeare's House, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Henley-Street, Stratford-On-Avon, with Shakspeare's House, 1864. Celebrating the tercentenary of Shakespeare's birth

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Shakspeare salver and jug, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Shakspeare salver and jug, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Shakspeare salver and jug, 1864. Commemoration of the Tercentenary of Shakespeare's birth. The ale jug and salver, manufactured by Messrs. Minton, Hollis [sic], and Co

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Seal of the National Shakspeare Committee, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Seal of the National Shakspeare Committee, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Seal of the National Shakspeare Committee, 1864. Commemoration of the Tercentenary of Shakespeare's birth. We have engraved the design of the official seal of the National Shakspeare

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: unveiling a bust of Shakspeare... Agricultural Hall, 1864

The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: unveiling a bust of Shakspeare... Agricultural Hall, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: unveiling a bust of Shakspeare at the Agricultural Hall, 1864. View of a musical and dramatic fete at the Agricultural Hall

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: monument of Shakspeare at the Crystal Palace, 1864

The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: monument of Shakspeare at the Crystal Palace, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: monument of Shakspeare at the Crystal Palace, 1864. Event celebrating the tercentenary of Shakespeare's birth

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: planting an oak on Primrose Hill, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: planting an oak on Primrose Hill, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: planting an oak on Primrose Hill, [London], 1864. The Working Men's Committee plants an oak tree...in honour of the English poet...Mr

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration: banquet in the pavilion, Stratford-on-Avon...Earl of Carlisle

The Shakspeare Commemoration: banquet in the pavilion, Stratford-on-Avon...Earl of Carlisle... 1864 Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration: banquet in the pavilion at Stratford-on-Avon...the Earl of Carlisle proposing "The Memory of Shakespeare"

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: exhibition...in the Townhall, 1864

The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: exhibition...in the Townhall, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: exhibition of Shakspeare pictures and relics in the Townhall, 1864. Celebration of the tercentenary of William Shakespeare's birth

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration: scene from...'King Henry IV.', Part I, played at Drury Lane... 1864

The Shakspeare Commemoration: scene from..."King Henry IV.", Part I, played at Drury Lane... 1864
The Shakspeare Commemoration: scene from Shakspeare's play of "King Henry IV.", Part I, as played at Drury Lane - Battle of Shrewsbury, in the last act, 1864

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Tableau of Shakspeare characters, designed by John Gilbert, 1864. Creator: W Thomas

Tableau of Shakspeare characters, designed by John Gilbert, 1864. Creator: W Thomas
Tableau of Shakspeare characters, designed by John Gilbert, 1864. Illustration celebrating the tricentenary of Shakespeare's birth

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Box made of the wood of Shakspeare's mulberry-tree, presented to [David] Garrick... 1864

Box made of the wood of Shakspeare's mulberry-tree, presented to [David] Garrick... 1864. Creator: Unknown
Box made of the wood of Shakspeare's mulberry-tree, presented to [David] Garrick by the town of Stratford-on-Avon, 1864

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: scene from 'Romeo And Juliet'... 1864

The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: scene from "Romeo And Juliet"... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: scene from "Romeo And Juliet", as performed in the Festival Pavilion, 1864

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Portraits of Shakspeare, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Portraits of Shakspeare, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Portraits of Shakspeare, 1864....according to the best authorities, there is not even a portrait for which it can be asserted that he sat...The centre...[portrait] is the most authenticated

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: visit to Charlecote, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: visit to Charlecote, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: visit to Charlecote, 1864. Celebrating the tercentenary of William Shakespeare's birth

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: scene from 'The Comedy of Errors'...1864

The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: scene from "The Comedy of Errors"...1864. Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration at Stratford-On-Avon: scene from "The Comedy of Errors", as performed in the Festival Pavilion, 1864

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Tree-tops, where Wendy and Peter lived happily (colour litho)

Tree-tops, where Wendy and Peter lived happily (colour litho)
3642237 Tree-tops, where Wendy and Peter lived happily (colour litho) by White, Flora (1878-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tree-tops, where Wendy and Peter lived happily)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Nest which the Never-Bird said she'd exchange for a boat (colour litho)

Nest which the Never-Bird said she'd exchange for a boat (colour litho)
3642230 Nest which the Never-Bird said she'd exchange for a boat (colour litho) by White, Flora (1878-1953); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Ostrich whom Tootles would take for a stroll (colour litho)

Ostrich whom Tootles would take for a stroll (colour litho)
3642231 Ostrich whom Tootles would take for a stroll (colour litho) by White, Flora (1878-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ostrich whom Tootles would take for a stroll)

Background imageEnglish Literature Collection: Lagoon where they made their escape from Hook (colour litho)

Lagoon where they made their escape from Hook (colour litho)
3642228 Lagoon where they made their escape from Hook (colour litho) by White, Flora (1878-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lagoon where they made their escape from Hook)



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English literature is a captivating journey through time and imagination. It encompasses the works of brilliant minds that have shaped our understanding of human emotions, society, and the world we live in. As I gaze upon the map of Wessex, intricately engraved to depict the novels and poems of Thomas Hardy, I am transported to a land where love and tragedy intertwine. In another lithograph, an old man from Blackheath proudly wears a wreath upon his head. What stories does he hold within? Perhaps tales of wisdom or experiences etched deep into his soul. And as Captain Pickwick confronts a rascal with stern authority, Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers come alive before my eyes. A color lithograph captures Prospero and Miranda watching over their tempestuous kingdom. Shakespeare's words echo in my mind as I witness their power unfold on paper. P. G Wodehouse's portrait shows him smoking a cigar, exuding charm and wit that are mirrored in his timeless prose. Engraved illustrations bring Percy Bysshe Shelley's enchanting "To a Skylark" to life; its lyrical beauty resonates through every stroke. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia stands tall in yet another engraving - an emblematic figure navigating life's philosophical questions. Amidst this collection lies humor too; an old man from Thames Ditton comically calls out for something to sit on in a lively lithograph. The Taming Of The Shrew unfolds vividly through chromolithography while Jane Eyre captivates hearts with its enduring tale portrayed by delicate engravings. The Legend Of Britomart transports us to mythical realms where magic mirrors reveal hidden truths while an engraving showcases the majestic Tower of London standing strong since 1553 - witnessing history unfold before its ancient walls. English literature is not merely ink on paper.