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October 8, 2005


Filed under: Illustrations,Jane Eyre — by bronteana @ 6:02 pm

Richard Lebensen IllustrationsAt the request of thisbeciel I am posting a few of the illustrations from my copy of Jane Eyre from 1980, Reader's Digest. They're by Richard Lebensen and are quite lovely.

The gypsy.

The proposal.


Please don't repost these images without crediting the artist (and a nod to me would be nice, but mostly don't forget Mr. Lebensen!).

ETA: In addition, I've found an old blog entry from a blog called 'literary death match' where people vote on which author or character in a pair is the best. Alas, poor Mr Darcy… Mr Rochester completely annihilated him 11-4. A very shocking loss for Emily, Charlotte won 7-2 with one undecided and one angry Anne supporter abstaining (pun not intended). To be fair to Emily, quite a few people were torn (metaphorically speaking…).



  1. these are very cool.

    Comment by Cameron Lawrence — October 8, 2005 @ 7:02 pm |Reply

  2. to Cameron:

    These are some of my favourite illustrations. I’m glad to see they’re appreciated, I’ll be sure to post some more!

    Comment by Brontëana — October 8, 2005 @ 7:18 pm |Reply

  3. Yayyy!! So prettiful! Thanks for posting them!

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — October 8, 2005 @ 9:39 pm |Reply

  4. to thisbeciel:

    You’re welcome! I don’t think I would have gone ahead with posting them if you hadn’t asked. Such a quiet blog I have!

    Any other requests? 😉

    Comment by Brontëana — October 8, 2005 @ 10:50 pm |Reply

  5. If you want to see more illustrations by the author and some more information you can visit, is the same one).

    M. (from BronteBlog)

    Comment by Anonymous — October 9, 2005 @ 6:32 am |Reply

  6. Thanks M!

    Comment by Brontëana — October 9, 2005 @ 12:34 pm |Reply

  7. Oh yes, I have thought of another illustrator- Do you have anything by Ethel Gabain? Her name has come up on google a few times, but whenever there was a link to “The Mad Woman” the image was not available. So I am much curious.

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — October 9, 2005 @ 9:26 pm |Reply

  8. I’ll take a look, see what I have. Her name doesn’t sound familiar, though.

    Comment by Brontëana — October 9, 2005 @ 9:54 pm |Reply

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