Posting some of the expressive, narrative engravings from Novelist’s Magazine over the next few weeks. This one is found in Novelist’s Magazine, vol. 2, Containing “Solyman and Almena,” “The Vicar of Wakefield,” “Roderick Random,” “Zadig,” and “The Devil upon Two Sticks” (1780). Illustration from The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith, opp. p. 35. Check out the many works of art on the wall behind their heads: painstaking details added to this engraving in order to depict this homey room.
Read more about Goldsmith’s novel in the following Eighteenth-Century Fiction articles: free to read at the journal’s online archive at Digital Commons