'What difference does it make to see the original manuscript of a literary text rather than just read the printed version? As someone who once nearly sullied a priceless Charlotte Brontë manuscript in an American archive with one of my own tears, I would say it makes all the difference. Faced with the real thing, my pretensions to being a detached and objective researcher dissolved.' (Miller, 16/5/14).
This is Charlotte Bronte’s handwritten manuscript of Jane Eyre, open at Rochester’s proposal — perhaps the most celebrated in fiction. The manuscript was sent by Charlotte to her printer in August 1847 after she had written the novel at great speed,.
Charlotte Bronte's dress is the first thing you see at the Bronte exhibition at the Morgan Library. Another highlight is the original manuscript of Jane Eyre on loan from the British Library. Amazing to see. If you go, try to get a tour. What a fabulous exhibition! #thebrontes