Images and short extracts from Lucille (1882) by Owen Meredith; this was actually a nom de plume for Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, PC (1831–-1891). The poems were very popular in the late Victorian era, and have a melancholy gothic feel.
Front Cover, Lucille
The front cover of this book has a border with dark flowers, and a gold-leaf inset for the title; this was an expensive edition.
Ruins and tombs and withred grass
Stone crosses of graves on a hill, with some trees or perhaps a ruined church to the right, and hills in the background. This melancholy sketch was at the end of a a chapter in this gothic novel. [more...]
The Old Ruined Abbey
Between trees and over thick undergrowth we see the ruins of an ancient stone abbey, with the sunset shining through the mullioned windows. [more...]
Exterior of a German Inn
A carrige with two horses and a driver sits in the moonlit night outside a grand-looking half-timbered house with a lantern lit and light shining out of the open front door. A man in a top hat and Victorian costume is about [...] [more...]
He Led Her With Him
A man and woman in nineteenth-century dress are together on the castle battlements, in a heavily treed garden; there are mountains in the background. [more...]
A cold stone tomb is inscribed with the words “THE END.” A garland of flowers is draped over the tomb alnog with a quiver; a bow and a sword are in the foreground, with a cross hanging from a necklace. [more...]
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