Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: SP Books
About the Book:
In this three-volume box set, the original manuscript of Jane Eyre is reproduced in a luxury edition. This elegantly handwritten document by Charlotte Brontë is illustrated with engravings by the artist Edmund Garrett, created almost forty years after the death of the novelist for an edition published in 1897.
The document presented in this edition is the only manuscript of the novel known to date, that which Charlotte Brontë sent to the publisher Smith and Elder in 1847. Today, it is one of the most precious treasures kept in the British Library. It has never before been published due to the technical difficulties involved in its publication.
This manuscript facsimile brings the original text to life in spectacular details, complete with all of Brontë's edits, revisions, and notes.
About the Author:
Charlotte Brontë was born in Yorkshire in 1816. As a child, she was sent to boarding school, where two of her sisters died; she was subsequently educated at home with her younger siblings, Emily, Branwell and Anne. As an adult, Charlotte worked as a governess and taught in a school in Brussels. Jane Eyre was first published in 1847 under the pen-name Currer Bell, and was followed by Shirley (1848), Villette (1853) and The Professor (posthumously published in 1857). In 1854 Charlotte married her father's curate, Arthur Bell Nicholls. She died in March of the following year.
About the Publisher:
SP Books – standing for Éditions des Saints Pères – was founded in Saint-Germain-des-Prés by young publishers Jessica Nelson & Nicolas Tretiakow with the aim of creating a unique collection of great manuscripts. SP Books was born from our passion for outstanding stories, beautiful books, and above all, the original manuscripts of great works. As our lives grow increasingly digital, SP Books are committed to creating a reading experience that is at once revelatory, intimate and aesthetic: to restore the magic of handwriting to great works, that can be revisited and kept forever.
25.5 x 35.5 cm, 824 pages
Ivory white, 3 volumes in slipcase
Limited numbered edition,1,000 copies
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