Details
IMAGE number
BL3598604
Title
MS Ashley 156 'The Search after Happiness: a tale … ’ by Charlotte Brontë, 1829 (ink on paper)
Artist
Bronte, Charlotte (1816-55) / British
Location
British Library, London, UK
Medium
ink on paper
Date
1829 (C19th)
Description
The 15 page hand-sewn booklet in brown paper wrappers is mostly written in minute characters, in imitation of print. It contains an elaborately laid out title page which is also intended to mimic that of a printed book. The story contains Charlotte’s earliest known poem, ‘In this fairy land of light’. Poetry features a lot in Charlotte’s juvenile writings; however, once she became a published author she largely abandoned it in favour of prose fiction.
Photo credit
© British Library Board. All Rights Reserved / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
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Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 3958 × 6572 px 335 × 556 mm 24 MB
Medium 617 × 1024 px 52 × 87 mm 1 MB
Small 361 × 600 px 31 × 51 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
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