Jane Eyre Illustrated in 1943


Months ago I was wandering thru my local Goodwill looking at the books. I’m a sucker for cheap books and they always have a wide range. Cookbooks old and new, fiction, sci-fi and loads of kids books. Occasionally, they also have old hardback books.


This time I lucked out and found this illustrated version of Jane Eyre from the 1940s. The original book of course is from 1847. One of my favorite books! Some good movie versions too. Classic fiction novel written by Charlotte Bronte. Gothic romance set in 19th century England. It is matched only by my love of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Illustrated beautifully with 17 Woodblock Engraving prints by Fritz Eichenberg published in 1943. These engravings are gorgeous! They are dark, brooding and gothic which matches perfectly the tone of the book. So detailed as well. The cover also has an illustrations of sad orphans.


To see all the illustrations in the version as well as other drawings from other artist’s edition of Jane Eyre. http://janeeyreillustrated.com/

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Zenobia Rose Love
    Jul 18, 2015 @ 19:58:16

    I have a box set of this and Wuthering Heights. They’re my prized possessions!


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