Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:58 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
The Keighley News alerts to the first edition of Jane Eyre going under the hammer tomorrow.
A rare first-edition copy of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre goes under the hammer this month.
The work, the first published novel penned by Haworth’s legendary literary sister, has been given an auction estimate of between £30,000 and £50,000.
The Brontë Society, which runs the Parsonage Museum at Haworth, said the three-volume book – put up for auction by an anonymous seller – was something it would be interested in.
But museum collections manager Ann Dinsdale told us: “At the moment we can’t say if we will be bidding. We do already have a Jane Eyre first edition in our collection.
“They are incredibly sought after. The print run was small and they sold out within a short space of time.
“Prices seem to be rising and it is the bicentenary of Charlotte’s birth in 2016 so they are likely to continue to rise.”
The latest copy to be offered for sale will be among the lots at Bonhams in London on Wednesday, June 19.
Luke Batterham, senior valuer in the company’s book, map and manuscript department, said: “The value lies in this being the first edition of one of the most enduring classics of English literature.
“This particular copy is in wonderfully authentic condition. It is not elaborately rebound in calf or the more usual publishers’ cloth binding, but still untrimmed in rather drab cloth-backed grey boards – presumably the cheapest way to buy it at the time of publication and a rare survivor as such.”
In the meantime, BuzzFeed lists '10 Authors You Didn’t Realize Never Wrote Second Novels' such as
5. Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Year Published: 1847
The third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, Emily published her now classic novel, under the pseudonym Ellis Bell.
Why no follow-up: A year after the novel’s publication, Emily died of tuberculosis, caused by a severe cold she got during the funeral of her brother Branwell. (Brian Galindo)
Wuthering Heights is also one of the suggested 'rainy day reads' by The Daily Star:
Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë’s classic, this is one of the most passionate and heartfelt novels ever written. Wuthering Heights tells of the relationship between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, the orphan boy her father adopted and brought to Wuthering Heights when they were children. This book resonates with monsoon thunder — demonic passion, vengeance and love as a force of nature. This is a very dynamic and satisfying read. (Dibarah Mahboob)
e-teatr.pl (Poland) reviews the stage adaptation of Wuthering Heights at Teatr Studio in Warsaw.
W zamyśle reżysera jego "Wichrowe wzgórza" odchodzą od tendencji upraszczania wymowy melodramatu, uładzania bohaterów, na rzecz ukazania autodestrukcyjnej i toksycznej natury człowieka, jego skomplikowanej psychiki, rzutującej na relacje z najbliższymi osobami. W praktyce na scenie dochodzi do powtarzającego się przekraczania granic społeczno-kulturowych zachowań i konwencji, w kontekście współczesnego języka, rzeczywistości i środków scenicznej ekspresji, obfitujących w to, co brutalne i wulgarne.
Na pochwałę zasługują aktorzy, przede wszystkim Anna Smołowik, odtwórczyni roli Katarzyny, prezentująca wachlarz emocji od dziecięcego, infantylnego, spontanicznego zachowania po kobiecą zmysłowość i ekspresję oraz Marcin Januszkiewicz - sceniczny Edgar Linton - komiczny, pedantyczny i zrównoważony mąż, który w scenach monologowych zachwyca możliwościami wokalnymi. (Agnieszka Górnicka) (Translation)
La Nueva España (Spain) reviews a new edition of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.
 Cuántas mujeres habrían no ya alcanzado un nombre en la historia a través de su trabajo y profesión, preguntémonos cuántas mujeres habrían simplemente existido o cuántas seguirían vivas ahora libres de la violencia machista o la violencia verbal, laboral, familiar o acoso y derribo que han sufrido desde siempre, a salvo entonces en su «cuarto propio» y libres gracias a su independencia económica («Cada vez que una lee de una bruja tirada al agua, de una mujer poseída por los demonios, de una curandera vendiendo hierbas y aun de la madre de un hombre célebre pienso que estamos en la pista de un novelista, un poeta abortado, o una Jane Austen muda y sin gloria, una Emily Brontë rompiéndose los sesos en el páramo o recorriendo con desolación los caminos, trastornada por la tortura de su genio»). (Ana Vega) (Translation)
Brontë (we don't know which one) is one of the 100 authors that can bring order to chaos, according to El País (Spain). Promoting Crime Fiction by Lizzie Hayes features Laura Joh Rowland's The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë. Finally, the Brussels Brontë Blog has a post on the 20th anniversary 'of the first Excursion made by members from the Brontë Society'.

Finally Waterstones features Kate Mosse about The Book That Made Me ... Wuthering Heights:


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