Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Find and a Mystery...

There are 2 things which can be readily found at most thrift stores; silk blouses and good books! Why - you ask?..well, my humble opinion is that today's generation does not care to be bothered by either....either the time it takes to read a classic novel or the money it takes to care for fine silk.

On my way home tonight, I stopped at a local Goodwill store. I rarely find nice clothes or trinkets here...but books - ahhh yes, they sometimes have wonderful books. Tonight I found this treasure. It is a 1988 hardback publication of Jane Eyre!

This book could not be in more perfect condition if it were purchased brand new. It has a dark green satin book mark attached and wonderful print plates throughout the text. This is a find I will treasure!

I have not read Jane Eyre since I was a girl....quite a many years ago ~ decades to be more specific! With a moment to relax, I inspected it and found this inscription.. To Emily, With lots and lots of LOVE From Greg.The word love is in capital letters. The script is refined and whomever Greg is, it seems obvious he had deep feelings for Emily. Whether they were feelings of passion or the love a brother has for his sister is not known. Nor are the details of how this book ended up at the Goodwill store. What is obvious is that this book was not treasured, read and reread as I am sure Greg had hoped it would be.....

I want to slap Emily...

5 comments:

RiverBend Farm said...

Glad you came across the book and are giving it a good home. You're right, it looks to be in mint condition.
Berte

Hosanna said...

Jane Eyre is one of my all time faves.

The Snyder Family said...

Let me just state that it wasn't mine. I don't know a Greg. Just want to make sure people know you don't want to slap your own daughter!

Julie said...

Opps - Sorry about that Emily! It never dawned on me that someone might think that I was talking about you.. So I here-by verify that the Emily (previous owner of this Jane Eyre book) is NOT my daughter! ha ha...

Julie Wriston said...

A very great find indeed!