Jane Eyre: Charlotte Brontë (Penguin Clothbound Classics)

Jane Eyre: Charlotte Brontë (Penguin Clothbound Classics)

by Charlotte Bronte (Author), Michael Mason (Introduction), Stevie Davies (Editor), Michael Mason (Introduction), Charlotte Bronte (Author)

Synopsis

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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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 578
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 06 Nov 2008

ISBN 10: 0141040386
ISBN 13: 9780141040387

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At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Bront .
--Virginia Woolf
Author Bio
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.