Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (Paperback)

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Description

Orphaned Jane Eyre endures an unhappy childhood, hated by her aunt and cousins and then sent to comfortless Lowood School. But life there improves and Jane stays on as a teacher, though she still longs for love and friendship. At Mr Rochester's house, where she goes to work as a governess, she hopes she might have found them.

Product Details

Barcode
9780143106159
Department
Books
Released
30 Nov 2010
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Charlott (Delete) Bront
Charlotte (Delete) Bront
Charlotte Bront
Charlotte Bronte
Ruben Toledo (Illustrator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Edition
Deluxe
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
453
Dimensions
216 x 146 x 32mm (497g)

Annotation

In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.

Summary

An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. This couture-inspired collection also features The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.

Orphaned Jane Eyre endures an unhappy childhood, hated by her aunt and cousins and then sent to comfortless Lowood School. But life there improves and Jane stays on as a teacher, though she still longs for love and friendship. At Mr Rochester's house, where she goes to work as a governess, she hopes she might have found them - until she learns the terrible secret of the attic.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Governesses; England; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Young women; England; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Young women - England
Academic Subject 1
Bronte, Charlotte, 1816-1855
Academic Subject 2
19Th Century English Novel And Short Story
Dewey Classification
823/.8

Author Bio

Charlotte Bronte (1816-55), sister of Anne Bronte and Emily Bronte. Jane Eyre appeared in 1847 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 in Haworth, Yorkshire.

Review Quotes

"At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Bront ."
--Virginia Woolf