1885 Rare Book - WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë and Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë. Illustrated.
Author: Emily BRONTË and Anne BRONTË.
Title: WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë and Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë.
Publisher : London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: xxii-488 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original publisher's full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing or staining - as shown - mainly on the preliminary and last pages, armorial bookplate of C. Cholmeley Puller on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece, the title vignette, and the 3 full-page illustrations.
The book: Attractive and nice edition of Wuthering Heights from The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters-- Wuthering Heights is a novel by Emily Brontë published in 1847 under her pseudonym "Ellis Bell". It is her only finished novel. Wuthering Heights and Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey were accepted by publisher Thomas Newby before the success of her sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre. After Emily's death, Charlotte edited a posthumous second edition in 1850. Although Wuthering Heights is now a classic of English literature, contemporaneous reviews were deeply polarised; it was controversial because of its unusually stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty, and it challenged Victorian ideas about religion, morality, class and a woman's place in society.
Wuthering Heights was influenced by Romanticism including the novels of Walter Scott, gothic fiction, and Byron, and the moorland setting is significant.
The author: Emily Jane Brontë (30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. She also published a book of poetry with her sisters Charlotte and Anne titled Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell with her own poems finding regard as poetic genius. Emily was the third-eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She published under the pen name Ellis Bell.
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