“AN IRREPRESSIBLE CREATIVITY”: LOVELY SET OF THE BRONTËS’ NOVELS
BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Novels of the Sisters Brontë. Edited by Temple Scott. Edinburgh: John Grant, 1907. Twelve volumes. Octavo, modern three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels, top edges gilt, uncut. $3800.
“Thornton Edition” of the novels of the Brontë sisters, illustrated with frontispiece portraits and landscapes, as well as numerous photographic plates throughout, attractively bound.
"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). This edition, first published in 1901, 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. Also includes Elizabeth C. Gaskell's noted biography of Charlotte Brontë.
An attractively bound set in fine condition.