New York: Random House, 1943. Fritz Eichenberg. First edition thus. Hardcover. 343 pp; 212 pp. Quarto. [25 cm]. 1/4 green cloth over illustrated boards. Gilt titles stamped on spines. Publisher's green top stain. Housed in a green slip case which is in Good- condition. Some minor signs of shelf wear to fore edges and head and tail of spines. Both volumes' front bottom right corners are bumped and scuffed. The slipcase's paper is worn away at edges and has a split in the cardboard along the base. Very good +. Item #62552
The Brontë sisters were born to a family of bibliophiles and writers in the village of Thornton, which is a borough in West Yorkshire, England. Charlotte, older than Emily by two years, broke out first as a success with her novel Jane Eyre, originally published under the male pen name "Currer Bell". Her feminine perceptions allowed her to revolutionize literature with profound first person narration concerned with metaphysical and ethical growth. Her sister Emily penned "Wuthering Heights" in the same year, 1847, and it has become a facet of pop culture; it inspired Kate Bush to write her debut single which takes its name from Emily's first novel.