Friday, December 16, 2011

Charlotte Bronte Manuscript 'The Young Men's Magazine, Number 2' Sells For A Record $1.1 Million

[ via Huffington Post ] 15 Dec

An unpublished Charlotte Bronte manuscript has sold for a record 690,850 pounds ($1.1 million) at auction, more than double the expected price, Sotheby's auction house said Thursday.
The Manuscript "The Young Man's Magazine" (L) - Charlotte Bronte portrait (R)
The Young Men's Magazine, Number 2, was written in 1830 – when the author was 14, 17 years before she wrote "Jane Eyre." It is set in Glass Town, the earliest fictional world created by the Bronte siblings.

Sotheby's had predicted the manuscript would sell for between 200,000 and 300,000 pounds, but said Thursday the final sale price set new auction records for Bronte and for a literary work by any of the Bronte sisters.
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