Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

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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 Bronte'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.

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  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 52mm | 680.39g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0141040386
  • 9780141040387
  • 7,131

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

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About Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte was born in Yorkshire in 1816. As a child, she was sent to boarding school, where two of her sisters died; she was subsequently educated at home with her younger siblings, Emily, Branwell and Anne. As an adult, Charlotte worked as a governess and taught in a school in Brussels. Jane Eyre was first published in 1847 under the pen-name Currer Bell, and was followed by Shirley (1848), Villette (1853) and The Professor (posthumously published in 1857). In 1854 Charlotte married her father's curate, Arthur Bell Nicholls. She died in March of the following year.

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Jane Eyre is an orphan brought up by relatives who do not care for her. She is sent to a harsh institution where she works with diligence to gain an education and thus a means of independence. In her first position as a governess, she falls in love with her employer, Mr Rochester. A secret from the past prevents their marriage and they will not be united until Mr Rochester is a broken man.show more
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