Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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Originally published in 1847, Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte’s passionate love story between impoverished Jane and her employer, the rich yet conflicted Edward Rochester. Published under the pseudonym Currer Bell, Jane Eyre is widely considered to be ahead of its time, portraying its heroine as intelligent, passionate, and individualistic, yet also adhering to the strict morals of the time. From the beginning of her life Jane Eyre wishes for more, taking it upon herself to rise above her circumstances to become educated and secure employment as governess to the Mlle. Adèle. She falls deeply in love with Edward Rochester unaware that he, and the Thornfield estate, hold secrets that threaten her happiness.

Taking its characters to the brink of heartbreak and back, Jane Eyre is an epic romance for the ages. A literary classic, the epic love story between Jane and Mr. Rochester continues to resonate and inspire readers more than a century after its original publication.

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About Charlotte Bronte

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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 1854 when she married the Reverend A. B. Nicholls. One year later, at the age of 39, she died of pneumonia while she was pregnant. Her previously rejected novel, The Professor, was published posthumously in 1857.
Published October 1, 2011 by Wordsworth Editions. 448 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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