1895 Scarce Edition - WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Ellis Bell; And Agnes Grey by Acton Bell.
Author: BELL, Ellis. (Emily BRONTE). BELL, Acton. (Anne BRONTE). BELL, Currer (Charlotte BRONTE).
Title: WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Ellis Bell; And Agnes Grey by Acton Bell; With a Biographical Notice by Currer Bell.
Publisher: London, W. Nicholson & Sons, 26 Paternoster Square, E.C. and Albion works, Wakefield, no date (circa 1895).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: 388 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive, scarce, and very good, near fine original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing, toning or staining - as shown, light toning and bubbling of the last endpaper - as shown, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
The book: Attractive and scarce 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, 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 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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