“SOME OF THE GREATEST NOVELS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE”: LIFE AND WORKS OF THE SISTERS BRONTË
BRONTE, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Life and Works of the Sisters Brontë. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1899-1900. Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, olive morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges.
“Thornfield Illustrated Edition” of the Brontë sisters’ admired novels, illustrated with frontispiece portraits and numerous photographic plates throughout, beautifully bound in contemporary tree calf-gilt by Oxford.
"They had neither wealth nor power… what they did have was the vicarious experience of books and an irrepressible creativity… More than anything else, however, they had each other… Without this intense family relationship, some of the greatest novels in the English language would never have been written" (Barker, 830). Includes Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, and The Professor; Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights; and Anne Brontë's Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey. With prefaces by Mrs. Humphry Ward. Also includes Elizabeth C. Gaskell's noted biography of Charlotte Brontë. Bookseller's ticket.
A beautiful illustrated set in fine condition.