Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780451530912
Department
Books
Released
1 Apr 2008
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Charlott (Delete) Bront
Charlotte (Delete) Bront
Charlotte Bront
Charlotte Bronte
Erica Jong (Introduction by)
Marcelle Clements (Afterword)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
New Amer Library Classics
Edition
Reissue
Series
Signet Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
470
Dimensions
152 x 102 x 32mm (236g)

Annotation

  • The classic 1847 novel traces the doomed love affair between an orphaned, independent-minded governess and her brooding employer, Mr. Rochester.
  • Featuring an introduction written by Erica Jong, the classic 1847 novel traces the doomed love affair between an orphaned, independent-minded governess and her brooding employer, Mr. Rochester. Reissue.

Summary

Charlotte Brontë’s romantic gothic novel, featuring one of literature’s most memorable heroines.
 
With her 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë created one of the most unforgettable heroines of all time. Jane Eyre is an orphan, penniless and plain, but full of courage and spirit. She has endured incredible hardship to secure her humble status as a governess in the household of her brooding employer, Mr. Rochester. Jane’s sharp wit and defiant nature meet with Rochester’s sardonic temperament. The two become enmeshed in a deep, intense bond. But Rochester has a terrible secret—a remnant from his past that could threaten any hope of  happiness with his only love.
 
An unconventional love story that broadened the scope of romantic fiction, Jane Eyre is ultimately the tale of one woman’s fight to claim her independence and self-respect in a society that has no place for her.
 
With an Introduction by Erica Jong
and an Afterword by Marcelle Clements

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Romance / General
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Love stories
Library Subject 2
Married people
Library Subject 3
Young women
Academic Subject 1
American Light Romantic Fiction
Dewey Classification
823/.8

Author Bio

Charlotte Bronte was born at Thornton, Yorkshire, in 1816. Her mother died in 1821, and Charlotte, her four sisters, Maria, Elizabeth, Emily and Anne, and her brother Branwell were left in the care of their aunt, Elizabeth Branwell. Left to pursue their education mainly at home, all the Bronte children became involved in a rich fantasy life and Charlotte and Branwell collaborated in the invention of the imaginary kingdom of Angria. In 1824 Charlotte went with Maria, Elizabeth and Emily to a school for daughters of the clergy; her experiences there are fictionalized in the Lowood section of Jane Eyre (1847; written under the pseudonym of Currer Bell). She wrote three other novels, Shirey (1849) Vilette (1853) and She Professor (published posthumously in 1857). She also made occasional visits to London where she became known to various writers, including William Thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell. In 1854 Charlotte finally overcame her father's objections and married, but unfortunately she was to die in the following year.

Review Quotes

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