Author: Charlotte Brontë
About this book:
Set in Northern England, during the reign of George III. From the heroine’s turbulent childhood, to her discovery of love and all its tragic implications, to the birth of her first son—Jane Eyre is one of the greatest bildungsromans of all time.
This first edition of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre manuscript limited to 1,000 hand numbered copies. These 824 pages of Charlotte Brontë’s elegant and nimble handwriting are one of the British Library’s most precious treasures. Because of the great technical challenge that the task of reproducing it presents, the manuscript has remained unpublished until today.
The three volumes of this manuscript, reproduced using only the finest materials, are presented together in a deluxe slipcase. They include etchings by Edmund Garrett from an 1897 edition of the novel. Each volume is hand assembled, bound and sewn with endband and bookmark and printed on luxury paper. The slipcase and cover ornamentations are iron gilded, and the pages are printed using vegetal ink on environmentally friendly paper.
About this Author:
Charlotte Brontë was born at Thornton, Yorkshire in 1816. Her father was perpetual curate of Haworth, Yorkshire from 1820 until his death in 1861. Her mother died in 1821, leaving five daughters and a son. Charlotte’s first novel, The Professor, was rejected by several publishers and was not published until 1857. Jane Eyre was published in 1847 and achieved immediate success. Charlotte married in 1854 the Revd A. B Nicholls, her father’s curate, but died in March 1855.
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