1894 Scarce Edition - WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë (Ellis Bell); And Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë (Acton Bell).
Author: Emily Brontë (Ellis Bell); Anne Brontë (Acton Bell).
Title: WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë (Ellis Bell); And Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë (Acton Bell).
Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1894.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 382 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive, scarce, and good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall scuffed, soiled and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Top edge gilt. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Good content (bright, tight, some foxing - as shown, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown, light staining to the lower margin of last pages of Agnes Grey - as shown, last endpaper soiled - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book: Attractive and scarce 1894 edition of Wuthering Heights -- 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, contemporary 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 a 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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