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Novels of the Sisters Bront

In Twelve Volumes

By the Bront Sisters; Edited by Temple Scott

1905 - Edinburgh - John Grant

8.5" by 6"; 372pp. (5 plates); 458pp (4 plates); (xi) 422pp. (3 plates); 406pp. (3 plates); (xv) 500pp. (5 plates); (xvi) 526pp. (13 plates)

 

 

DETAILS

Six volumes of the Thornton edition of the novels of the Bront sisters - Charlotte, Emily and Anne.

Comprising Jane Eyre (volume II), Shirley (volume I), Villette (Volumes I and II), Wuthering Heights, and Gaskell.

The sisters' fame was due as much to their own tragic destinies as to their precociousness. Since their early deaths, and then the death of their father in 1861, they were subject to a following that did not cease to grow. Their home, the parsonage at Haworth in Yorkshire, now the Bront Parsonage Museum has become a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

With a facsimile of Charlotte Bront's letters to Professor Heger within a newspaper article loosely inserted. 

Illustrated with numerous plates, including black-and-white photographs of the locations mentioned in some of the novels, fascmiles of the original manuscripts of the novels,

Six volumes of twelve only.

CONDITION

In half-morocco bindings. Externally sound, though some rubbing to boards. Wear to spines, and some wear to extremities. All joints starting (worse to Wuthering Heights and Vilette Volume I). Internally, generally firmly bound, though some hinges strained in places. Binding of Wuthering Heights has failed, and textblock is detached. Ink signatures dated 1906 to recto of front free-endpapers. Bookplate of Helena Clara Deneke to Jane Eyre volume II and Wuthering Heights. Pages have some marginal browning, and scattered spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

 


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