Illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg for Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' now feature in our Gothic exhibition thanks to a donation by Sandra Clark. They are displayed next to a lock of Charlotte Bronte's hair in our long gallery.
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Love Eichenberg's work. I discovered him when browsing the shelves of another independent library - The San Francisco Mechanics Institute (and Chess Club!). What a fantastic donation. He was obviously fond of the Brontës because he designed engravings for Jane Eyre too.
#OnThisDay Elizabeth Inchbald was born (1753-1821). She began her career as an actress at the age of eighteen and for the next twelve years she continued to perform. Her first playwriting endeavour was 'The Mogul Tale' and was performed at the Haymarket Theatre, running for eleven performances. For a biography of Inchbald, go to: bit.ly/2CfNCUs ... See moreSee less
I'll tell you what, Elizabeth Inchbald, I wish you a happy birthday!
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We have so many wonderful books, some of which can be adopted by supporters, such as this first edition of Mary Robinson's 'Poems'. Robinson wrote this first collection of poetry whilst her husband was in debtor's prison. Her portrait hangs in the Great Hall.
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