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Penguin Classics Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte
Foreword by Stevie Davies
Editor Stevie Davies

Penguin UK (PB) | July 25, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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A new edition of one of Penguinas top ten Classicsathe novel that has been ateaching true strength of character for generationsa
("The Guardian")
A novel of intense power and intrigue, "Jane Eyre" has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a womanas quest for freedom. This updated edition features a new introduction discussing the novelas political and magical dimensions.

Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivoraqualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him whatever the consequences or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving her beloved?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 624 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: July 25, 2006

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141441143

ISBN - 13: 9780141441146

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Penguin Classics Jane Eyre

Penguin Classics Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte
Foreword by Stevie Davies
Editor Stevie Davies

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 624 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: July 25, 2006

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141441143

ISBN - 13: 9780141441146

About the Book

In conjunction with the New York Public Library, Doubleday is proud to introduce a very special collector's series of literary masterpieces. Lavishly illustrated with rare archival material from the library's extensive resources, including the renowned Berg collection, these editions will bring the classics to life for a new generation of readers.

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A new edition of one of Penguinas top ten Classicsathe novel that has been ateaching true strength of character for generationsa
("The Guardian")
A novel of intense power and intrigue, "Jane Eyre" has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a womanas quest for freedom. This updated edition features a new introduction discussing the novelas political and magical dimensions.

Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivoraqualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him whatever the consequences or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving her beloved?

About the Author

Charlotte Bronte, the third of six children, was born April 21, 1816, to the Reverend Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell Bronte in Yorkshire, England. Along with her sisters, Emily and Anne, she produced some of the most impressive writings of the 19th century. The Brontes lived in a time when women used pseudonyms to conceal their female identity, hence Bronte's pseudonym, Currer Bell. Charlotte Bronte was only five when her mother died of cancer. In 1824, she and three of her sisters attended the Clergy Daughter's School in Cowan Bridge. The inspiration for the Lowood School in the classic Jane Eyre was formed by Bronte's experiences at the Clergy Daughter's School. Her two older sisters died of consumption because of the malnutrition and harsh treatment they suffered at the school. Charlotte and Emily Bronte returned home after the tragedy. The Bronte sisters fueled each other's creativity throughout their lives. As young children, they wrote long stories together about a complex imaginary kingdom they created from a set of wooden soldiers. In 1846, Charlotte Bronte, with her sisters Emily and Anne published a thin volume titled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. In the same year, Charlotte Bronte attempted to publish her novel, The Professor, but was rejected. One year later, she published Jane Eyre, which was instantly well received. Charlotte Bronte's life was touched by tragedy many times. Despite several proposals of marriage, she did not accept an offer until 185
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I go back to ["Jane Eyre"] so often and it was one of the first books that made me think, aThis is me, in some deep way.a (Suzanne Vega)
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