A manuscript by Charlotte Brontë that fits comfortably into the palm.The miniature booklet, one of six handwritten "Young Men's Magazines" made by the author when she was 14, is now at La Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits in Paris. The manuscript is set in Glass Town, a fictional world created by the teenage Brontës, and contains 4,000 words over 19 pages. Photo credit: AFP / Getty Images
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The opening words of Beowulf, beginning "Hwæt" ("Listen!"): The manuscript of Beowulf, the greatest poem in the Old English language, can now be viewed online for the first time. Made around the year 1000, most likely during the reign of King Æthelred the Unready (978-1016), this manuscript committed to parchment a tale that (in some modern scholars' opinions) had been passed down for centuries, between generations of storytellers.
San Jorge y el Dragón. Libro de Horas de Isabel I de Castilla. British Library.