1889 JANE EYRE Charlotte Bronte Hardcover
1889 JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte Hardcover Edition, part of the publisher's branded set. Binding holding all pages intact, despite a split at the inside front and back hinge. Base of spine damaged on outside and cover showing wear commensurate with age. There aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalization, or dog-eared pages. Included is a removable clear archival sleeve for handling and protection.
Jane Eyre is an important piece of literature because the main character is a strong feminist symbol, arguing through the whole novel that women should be free to fulfill their desires, express their true natures, and chart their own destinies. Many Victorians considered it “coarse and immoral”. Not only might the book encourage young girls to lust after darkly dangerous figures like Edward Rochester, it also seemed to promote rebellion through its orphan heroine who insists on her own worth and does not express gratitude for the “charity” extended to her. If you are a collector of banned fine art objects, this antiquarian novel is a perfect addition to your library.