Illustrations by A. F. Lydon in Mansfield Park (1875)
A. F. (Alexander Francis) Lydon was the first illustrator who produced multiple images to accompany one Austen novel. Mansfield Park (1875) was his first and last Austen art commission. Learn more about Lydon and Austen's illustrators in The Making of Jane Austenby Devoney Looser.
Is It right for your book club?
Yes, definitely! The paperback edition now includes a brief reader's guide with discussion questions. I'd love to hear from you if you're considering choosing it.
This book works best in clubs familiar with Austen's fiction OR its film adaptations. (You could read or watch Pride and Prejudice and then choose this book.)