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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Charlotte Brontë's first published novel, Jane Eyre was immediately recognised as a work of genius when it appeared in 1847. Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. How she takes up the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, meets and loves Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage are elements in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her sex in Victorian society.
A young woman looks back at her childhood in a harsh orphanage and describes her growing love for the man who employs her as governess.
Number of Pages: 578
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics, General, People + Places / Europe, Love + Romance
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Street Date: October 27, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-6177
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