THE JEWESS; A Tale from The Shores of the Baltic by the author of "Letters from the Baltic"

[London:]: John Murray, 1843. First Edition. 12mo. pp. 129. Frontis. Orig. dull blue cloth, blocked in blind, faded spine lettered in gilt. Not in Wolff. Item #59385

From wikipeia: "Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (17 November 1809 – 2 October 1893), born Elizabeth Rigby, was a British author, art critic and art historian, and was the first woman to write regularly for the Quarterly Review. She is known not only for her writing but also for her significant role in the London art world ... she was remembered mostly for her scathing review of Jane Eyre, of which she strongly disapproved. She disputed the morality of the novel, writing that ‘the popularity of Jane Eyre is a proof how deeply the love for illegitimate romance is implanted in our nature’ and summarising with ‘It is a very remarkable book: we have no remembrance of another combining such genuine power with such horrid taste’.

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