Posted on 11/19/2019 at 07:27 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Brontë Parsonage Museum has succeeded in its quest to buy a miniature book written by Charlotte Brontë in 1830, when she was just fourteen.
Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign and vocal support from celebrities like Judi Dench, Audrey Niffenegger, and Tracy Chevalier, the museum was able to outbid private buyers at yesterday’s auction.
The museum paid $662,770 plus auction costs for the three handwritten stories, one of which includes a scene considered to be a precursor to one in Jane Eyre.
Brontë created six such books in her youth, but only five have survived.
Learn more about the incredible artifact in the Guardian.
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