Chapter 5. Jane Austen, Illustrated

  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer
  1. Laura Carroll and
  2. John Wiltshire Professor

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch5

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Carroll, L. and Wiltshire, J. (2009) Jane Austen, Illustrated, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch5

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149099

Online ISBN: 9781444305968



  • Jane Austen, Illustrated;
  • Bentley's Standard Novels series in 1833 - Austen's novels presented;
  • Austen's position among contemporary novelists;
  • Austen's novels - as entertaining and accessible reading matter;
  • Illustration colonizing interior of the book as publishers issued volumes with more than frontispieces;
  • Groombridge edition of Mansfield Park (1875);
  • Thomson's vision of Pride and Prejudice is richly idiosyncratic - his edition a tour de force, and an important moment in the history of “Jane Austen”;
  • Charles Brock's illustrations to Pride and Prejudice in 1895;
  • 1890s thus signaling a turning-point in the history of Jane Austen's cultural reputation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Further Reading