1921 Rare Book bound by Riviere - JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte. 1stED illustrated by Monro S. Orr.
Author: Charlotte Brontë. (Monro S. Orr, illustrator).
Title: JANE EYRE illustrated by Monro S. Orr.
Publisher: London, Calcutta, Sydney, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., no date (1921). First illustrated UK edition by Monro S. Orr. Based on the third Currer Bell (Charlotte Brontë) edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 6 ".
Pages: 473 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full blue morocco leather binding with significant gilt tooling to spine by RIVIERE (signed on the bottom of the first blank) (hinges fine, slightly scuffed - as shown, spine slightly sunned - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. All edges gilt. An exquisite binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 16 wonderful full-page illustrations by Monro S. Orr.
The book: Attractive and wonderfully bound illustrated edition of Jane Eyre; originally published as (Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) -- a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London. The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Jane Eyre is a Bildungsroman which follows the experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the brooding master of Thornfield Hall.
The novel revolutionized prose fiction by being the first to focus on its protagonist's moral and spiritual development through an intimate first-person narrative, where actions and events are colored by a psychological intensity. Charlotte Brontë has been called the "first historian of the private consciousness", and the literary ancestor of writers like Proust and Joyce.
The author: Charlotte Brontë (21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels became classics of English literature.
She enlisted in school at Roe Head in January 1831, aged 14 years. She left the year after to teach her sisters, Emily and Anne, at home, returning in 1835 as a governess. In 1839, she undertook the role of governess for the Sidgwick family, but left after a few months to return to Haworth, where the sisters opened a school, but failed to attract pupils. Instead, they turned to writing and they each first published in 1846 under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Although her first novel, The Professor, was rejected by publishers, her second novel, Jane Eyre, was published in 1847. The sisters admitted to their Bell pseudonyms in 1848, and by the following year were celebrated in London literary circles.
The illustrator: Monro Scott Orr (1874-1955) was a painter, etcher and illustrator and brother of Stewart Orr.
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