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Jane Eyre (Paperback)

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    A new edition of one of Penguin's top ten Classics-the novel that has been "teaching true strength of character for generations"
    (The Guardian)

    A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generatio......more

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A new edition of one of Penguin's top ten Classics-the novel that has been "teaching true strength of character for generations"
(The Guardian)

A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman's quest for freedom. This updated edition features a new introduction discussing the novel's political and magical dimensions.

Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-qualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him whatever the consequences or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving her beloved?

Charlotte Bronte lived from 1816 to 1855. In 1824 she was sent away to school with her four sisters and they were treated so badly that their father brought them home to Haworth in Yorkshire. The elder two sisters died within a few days and Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne were brought up in the isolated village. They were often lonely and loved to walk on the moors. They were all great readers and soon began to write small pieces of verse and stories.

Once Charlotte’s informal education was over she began to work as a governess and teacher in Yorkshire and Belgium so that she could add to the low family income and help to pay for her brother Branwell’s art education. Charlotte was a rather nervous young woman and didn’t like to be away from home for too long. The sisters began to write more seriously and published poetry in 1846 under male pen names – there was a lot of prejudice against women writers. The book was not a success and the sisters all moved on to write novels. Charlotte’s best-known book, Jane Eyre, appeared in 1847 and was soon seen as a work of genius. Charlotte really knew how to make characters and situations come alive.

Charlotte’s life was full of tragedy, never more so than when her brother Branwell and sisters Emily and Anne died within a few months in 1848/49. She married her father’s curate in 1854 but died in 1855, before her fortieth birthday.

Author:
Bronte, Charlotte
Series Title:
Penguin Classics
Genre:
FICTION / Classics
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
578
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Publish Date:
10/27/2006
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9780141441146
Height:
7.75 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
0.9 lb
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    Good quality publication. Especially liked the notes in the back of the book which provided lots of helpful background information. I'm a student and the notes saved me alot of research. Highly recommended.

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