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Introduction by Diane JohnsonCommentary by G. K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Rigby, George Saintsbury, and Anthony Trollope Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world’s most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work “of great genius.” Widely regarded as a revolutionary novel, Brontë’s masterpiece introduced the world to a radical new type of heroine, one whose defiant virtue and moral courage departed sharply from the more acquiescent and malleable female characters of the day. Passionate, dramatic, and surprisingly modern, Jane Eyre endures as one of the world’s most beloved novels. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide
A young woman looks back at her childhood in a harsh orphanage and describes her growing love for the man who employs her as a governess.
Number of Pages: 717
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Love + Romance, People + Places / Europe, Classics, General, Literary
Series Title: Modern Library Classics
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Street Date: November 1, 2000
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-3603
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