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Inspired by an impromptu ghost-story competition one stormy night, Shelley unknowingly created one of the greatest achievements in horror-writing history, Frankenstein.
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SP Books specialises in the publication of facsimile editions of important manuscripts. Founded in 2012, SP Books’ conception is intimately linked with a love of literature as well as an appreciation of unique and beautiful objects. In the context of our increasingly digitized world, our goal is to restore the magic of the manuscript as a pure and untouched vehicle between the artist and their work.

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Who would have been able to predict that
a tale invented in a little boat on the Thames,
on a warm summer’s day in the 19th century,
would become such a worldwide success ?

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The first draft of City of Glass,
Corrected proofs of Ghosts and
the final draft of The Locked Room.
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A journey into Paul Auster's masterpiece.
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We feel strongly about the importance for today’s reader to be able to connect with the author’s hand, and delve into the text of the manuscript.

You can find all of our manuscripts in our catalogue : Les Contes de Perrault (Perrault's Tales), Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Le Mystère de Jean L'oiseleur (The Mystery of Jean the Birdcatcher) by Jean Cocteau, Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) by Victor Hugo, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea) by Jules Verne, Alice au pays des merveilles (Alice's Adventures Under Ground) by Lewis Carroll, La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast) by Jean Cocteau, L’Écume des jours (Froth on the Daydream) by Boris Vian, Le Mépris (Contempt) by Jean Luc Godard, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire, Candide by Voltaire, Voyage au bout de la nuit (Journey to the End of the Night) by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) by Marcel Proust, and Hygiène de l’assassin (Hygiene and the Assassin) by Amélie Nothomb.

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Published under the pen name "Currer Bell", Jane Eyre's success was immediate, to the point that the publications of Charlotte Brontë's sister's novels Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey were brought forward.
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