Jane Eyre

Paperback | January 15, 1999

byCharlotte BrontëEditorRichard Nemesvari

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Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Brontë''s striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well as her poignant portrayal of the limitations faced by women who worked as governesses sparked great controversy and social debate. Jane Eyre, Brontë''s best-known novel, remains an extraordinary coming-of-age narrative, and one of the great classics of literature.

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Although written in the 19th century, this title will remain a classic well beyond the new millennium. In Jane Eyre, readers will see the genius of Charlotte Brontë as she tackles the social issues of the Victorian age. In a nutshell, Brontë examines the gender roles, race problems and the idea of empire during this exciting period. This edition of her famous work includes a helpfu...

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Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Brontë's striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well ...

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Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Brontë's striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well ...

Richard Nemesvari of the Department of English at St. Francis Xavier University, has written widely on nineteenth-century British fiction. He also co-edited Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Aurora Floyd for this series.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:680 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.62 inPublished:January 15, 1999Publisher:Broadview PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551111802

ISBN - 13:9781551111803

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Charlotte Brontë: A Brief Chronology

Jane Eyre

Appendix A: Prefatory Material to Subsequent Editions of Jane Eyre

  1. Preface to the Second Edition of Jane Eyre
  2. Note on the Third Edition of Jane Eyre

Appendix B: Charlotte Brontë: Correspondence on Being a Governess

  1. To Emily Brontë, June 8, 1839
  2. To Ellen Nussey, January 24, 1840
  3. To Ellen Nussey, March 3, 1841

Appendix C: Jane Eyre and the Governess Question

  1. "Hints on the Modern Governess System" (Fraser's Magazine)
  2. "Governesses Benevolent Institution" (Punch)
  3. Sarah Lewis, "On the Social Position of Governesses" (Fraser's Magazine)
  4. Elizabeth Rigby, Review of Jane Eyre, Vanity Fair, Governesses Benevolent Institution Report for 1847 (Quarterly Review)

Appendix D: Jane Eyre and the Proper Young Woman

  1. Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Daughters of England: Their Position in Society, Character and Responsibilities

Appendix E: Race, Empire, and the West Indies

  1. Thomas Carlyle, "Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question" (Fraser's Magazine)
  2. John Stuart Mill, "The Negro Question" (Fraser's Magazine)

Appendix F: Jamaica and Governor Eyre

  1. Despatch from Edward John Eyre, "The Insurrection in Jamaica" (The Times)
  2. "The Outbreak in Jamaica" (The Times)
  3. Editorial (The Times)
  4. Charles Buxton, Letter to the Editor (The Times)
  5. "The Jamaica Question" (Punch)
  6. "The Bold Governor Eyre and the Bulls of Exeter Hall" (Punch)
  7. John Stuart Mill, "Statement of the Jamaica Committee" (The Daily News)
  8. Thomas Carlyle, Letter to Hamilton Hume
  9. John Ruskin, "A Speech in London" (The Daily Telegraph)

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