An unpublished manuscript written by a fourteen-year-old Charlotte Brontë will go up for auction at Sotheby’s London next month. The manuscript is of a mini-magazine entitled The Young Man’s Magazine, Number 2, and tells a story of murder and madness. Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s specialist on Books and Manuscripts, said that the piece “provides a rare and intimate insight into one of history’s great literary minds”, and adds that a scene from the manuscript foreshadows a famous scene from Jane Eyre.
The manuscript will go to auction on December 15. Sotheby’s estimates that it could sell for £300,000 ($482,000).
Manuscript By Teenage Charlotte Brontë To Be Sold [Huffington Post]