Jane Austen

The Folio Society

Interior Illustrations

& Binding Design



Jane Austen’s most modern and controversial novel, Mansfield Park,

illustrated by the award-winning Darya Shnykina and introduced by Lucy Worsley, completes Folio’s sensational Austen series.


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The Winner of the Book Illustration Competition



Creative Quarterly 49



Communication Arts

Illustration Shortlist



3X3 Illustration Annual No.15

 Merit Award


Darya Shnykina’s beautifully textured illustrations won the commission 

to illustrate Mansfield Park in the Book Illustration Competition 2017.

Like Austen’s heroine, student Shnykina’s work displays a maturity beyond her years;

her sensitive images convey a delicacy of atmosphere and expression entirely suited

to Austen’s most subtle, discerning novel. 



The Folio Society 






Darya did the perfect cover: fitting in beautifully with the rest of the series, charming to look at, clever with the layering, and bold.




Lusy Worsley, Historian

It has a delightful palette without any saccharine overtones. The scenes are both original

and forthright in their composition.



Sheri Gee, Folio Society Art Director

Darya’s elegant binding works beautifully with

the series. She has a terrific technique and her illustrations evoke the period and the characters well; she also picked up on the caustic humour 

in the novel.


Alan Marks, Illustrator, BIC'16 Winner

















All works © Darya Shnykina 2020 | daryashnykina