The Search After Hapiness: A Tale by Charlotte Bronte hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Harvill Press, 1969, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings;
From the cover: Charlotte Bronte wrote this little tale in 1829, when she was thirteen years old.
Written in a small, cramped, childish hand often very hard to decipher the style already shows Charlotte Brontes remarkable talent for handling words, and her feeling for nature at its most terrifying and elemental.
The enchanting story will provide readers with plenty of puzzles: just what was in the childs mind when she wrote this rather frightening tale? Was it simply an exercise in descriptive writing, or perhaps a simple story written to prove the dictum that happiness is to be found at home? But then who was the old man who disappeared across the skies in a chariot? What were the mysterious creatures who demanded that their suppliants should become slaves, and then released them from their promise? And what indeed had the Duke of Wellington and his sons to do with the adventures of O Donell?
Introduction by: T. A. J. [Timothy Adrian John] Burnett
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
48 pages. 8″ x 5¾”.
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