544 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.98 in
May 17, 2008
Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0199535590
ISBN - 13: 9780199535590
About the Book
Jane Eyre (1847) has enjoyed huge popularity since first publication, and its success owes much to its exceptional emotional power. Jane Eyre, a penniless orphan, is engaged as governess at Thornfield Hall by the mysterious Mr Rochester. Her integrity and independence are tested to the limit as their love for each other grows, and the secrets of Mr Rochester's past are revealed. A brilliant new edition of this flagship of Victorian fiction, this book includes a new introduction and revised notes from one of the foremost Bronte scholars. This text is based on the definitive Clarendon edition, based on the original editions of Bronte's great work.
Table of Contents
Note on the text
A Chronology of Jane Eyre
Appendix: Opinions of the Press as printed at the end of the third edition
From the Publisher
'Such a strange book! Imagine a novel with a little swarthy governess for heroine, and a middle-aged ruffian for hero.'
Sharpe's London Magazine (June 1855)
Jane Eyre is an orphan grown up under the harsh regime first of her aunt and then as a pupil at Lowood Institution. She leaves to become a governess to the daughter of the mysterious Mr Rochester; gradually their relationship deepens, but Jane's passionate nature has yet to endure its deepest
In this new edition Sally Shuttleworth explores the power of a narrative that questions the rights of women, the nature of servitude and madness, martyrdom and rebellion in a story whose emotional charge is a strong today as it was more than 150 years ago.
About the Author
Sally Shuttleworth, Professor of Modern Literature, University of Sheffield.