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Jane Eyre (Reprint) (Paperback) (Charlotte Bronte)

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A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davis in Penguin Classics.

Charlotte Brontë tells the story of orphaned Jane Eyre, who grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, enduring loneliness and cruelty. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit - which prove necessary when she finds employment as a governess to the young ward of Byronic, brooding Mr Rochester. As her feelings for Rochester develop, Jane gradually uncovers Thornfield Hall's terrible secret, forcing her to make a choice. Should she stay with Rochester and live with the consequences, or follow her convictions - even if it means leaving the man she loves? A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre dazzled readers with its passionate depiction of a woman's search for equality and freedom.

In her introduction, Stevie Davis discusses the novel's language and politics, its treatment of women's lives and its literary influences. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading, an appendix and notes.

Charlotte Bronte (1816–55), eldest of the Brontë sisters, was born in Thornton, West Yorkshire. Jane Eyre was first published in 1847 under the pen-name Currer Bell, and was followed by Shirley (1848) and Vilette (1853). In 1854 Charlotte Bronte married her father's curate, Arthur Bell Nicholls. She died during her pregnancy on March 31, 1855. The Professor was posthumously published in 1857.

If you liked Jane Eyre, you might enjoy Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, also available in Penguin Classics.

'At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Brontë'Virginia Woolf

'Charlotte Brontë's heroine towers over those around her, morally, intellectually and aesthetically ... she takes a scalpel to the skin of the everyday'China Miéville

'The masterwork of a great genius'William Makepeace Thackeray

Growing up in the home of a cruel aunt and a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre, an orphaned young woman, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her employer, the enigmatic Rochester. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 578
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General, People + Places / Europe, Love + Romance, Comics + Graphic Novels / General, Classics
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2006
TCIN: 11484821
UPC: 9780141441146
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-8869
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