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Charlotte Bronte's most famous work, Jane Eyre follows the orphaned Jane through her harsh childhood through trials and tests until she finally finds peace and happiness again. Passionate and stormy, Jane's observant thoughts, moral fortitude, and self-reliant strength pull her through life with courage and vigor. 578 pages with footnotes that translate the French passages, notes the references she alludes to, and explains other pertinent information from her life.
Number of Pages: 624
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
The Bronte Sisters: Three Novels - Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Agnes GreyCharlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Anne BrontePenguin Classics / 2009 / Trade Paperback$19.80 Retail:
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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. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed. With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.
Charlotte Bronte lived from 1816 to 1855. In 1824 she was sent away to school with her four sisters and they were treated so badly that their father brought them home to Haworth in Yorkshire. The elder two sisters died within a few days and Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne were brought up in the isolated village. They were often lonely and loved to walk on the moors. They were all great readers and soon began to write small pieces of verse and stories.
Once Charlottes informal education was over she began to work as a governess and teacher in Yorkshire and Belgium so that she could add to the low family income and help to pay for her brother Branwells art education. Charlotte was a rather nervous young woman and didnt like to be away from home for too long. The sisters began to write more seriously and published poetry in 1846 under male pen names there was a lot of prejudice against women writers. The book was not a success and the sisters all moved on to write novels. Charlottes best-known book, Jane Eyre, appeared in 1847 and was soon seen as a work of genius. Charlotte really knew how to make characters and situations come alive.
Charlottes life was full of tragedy, never more so than when her brother Branwell and sisters Emily and Anne died within a few months in 1848/49. She married her fathers curate in 1854 but died in 1855, before her fortieth birthday.