Novels of the Sisters Bronte

BRONTE, Charlotte, and her sisters. Edited by Temple Scott.
London, Edinburgh: John Grant, 1924. Frontispiece illustration in each volume.
The Thornton Edition. Twelve volumes, complete. Some volumes have a preface or introudction by Charlotte Bronte.
Quarto, beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue smooth calf decoratively ruled in blind and gilt, spine with extra gilt, two maroon morocco gilt lettered labels, top edges gilt, silk bookmark bound in, marbled endpapers. Spine a little faded, slight rubbing at spine heels, else fine.

The titles are:

Anne Bronter: Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre, Villette, Shirley, The Professor
Mrs. Gaskel: Life of Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)  and her sisters Emily Bronte (1818-1848) and Anne Bronte (1820-1849) have charmed, inspired, and even shocked readers from the Victorian age to the present.  Raised in Haworth, Yorkshire, the three sisters produced such classics as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.  Influenced by British Romantic poets like Wordsworth, Scott, and Byron, the Brontes produced a cast of unforgettable characters such as the devoted governess, Jane Eyre, and the lovers, Heathcliff, Cathy, and Hareton.  The Bronte Family website explores the lives, literature, and art of these important Victorian women writers.

The Brontës are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage, now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, was their home from 1820 to 1861.
 Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the best-loved books in the English language. Charlotte's novel 'Jane Eyre' (1847), Emily's 'Wuthering Heights' (1847), and Anne's 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (1848) were written in this house over a hundred and fifty years ago, yet their power still moves readers today.
To find two writers of genius in one family would be rare, but to find several writers in one household is unique in the history of literature. Charlotte and Emily are ranked among the world's greatest novelists; Anne is a powerful underrated author, and both their father, the Revd. Patrick Brontë, and brother Branwell also saw their own works in print.
The Brontës, published under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, were acknowledged at the time for their directness and powerful emotional energy, qualities which were sometimes interpreted by the critics as 'coarse' and 'brutal'. - Bronte Society.

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