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Monday, April 04, 2011

The First Bronte Sisters Book Sold Two Copies

  "In 1846 the three girls, who had tried and failed to support themselves by teaching and taking positions as governesses decided to try literature as a career.  That same year they published Poems pseudonymously, under the names Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell.  The book sold two copies."
 -From the Introduction to the Bantam Classics version of Charlotte Bronte's Villette,
"The Sharp Lessons of Experience" Charlotte Bronte's Villlette by Susan Fromberg Shaeffer.


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