Finely Bound Set of the Complete Poems of the Bronte Sisters
The Complete Poems of The Bronte Sisters.
Bronte, Charlotte, Emily, & Anne.
Item Number: 74089
London: Hodder & Stoughton, c.1900.
Octavo, 3volumes. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, top edge gilt. Edited by Clement Shorter with notes by C.W. Hatfield. In fine condition. An attractive set.
The Brontes were a nineteenth-century literary family associated with the village of Thornton in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are well known as poets and novelists. Like many contemporary female writers, they originally published their poems and novels under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Their stories immediately attracted attention, although not always the best, for their passion and originality. Charlotte's Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily's Wuthering Heights, Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature.