The reading public has long been fascinated with anything having to do with Charlotte Brontë, the author of Jane Eyre and the source of untold spinoffs, movies, and commentary. In fact, Jane Eyre has never gone out of print and has been translated into nearly 60 languages.
SOTHEBY'S LONDON is delighted to announce the sale of a selection of exceptional works in its English Literature, History Private Press, Children’s Books & Illustrations auction on Thursday, 15 December 2011. The sale, which comprises 163 lots, is expected to raise in excess of £1.5 million. The headline lot is an autograph manuscript of the previously unknown The Young Men’s Magazine, Number 2, written by a 14-year-old Charlotte Brontë, in miniature format. Estimated at £200,000-300,000, it is one of only a handful of such manuscripts remaining in private hands.