Jane Eyre (Wisehouse Classics Edition - With Illustrations by F. H. Townsend)

Jane Eyre (Wisehouse Classics Edition - With Illustrations by F. H. Townsend)

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JANE EYRE (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte BrontE. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name "Currer Bell." The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Primarily of the Bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action--the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility, and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry--Jane Eyre revolutionised the art of fiction. Charlotte BrontE has been called the 'first historian of the private consciousness' and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 531g
  • Wisehouse Classics
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 9176372561
  • 9789176372562

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