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Charlotte Bronte : Jane Eyre (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Author: Charlotte Bronte
Title: Jane Eyre (Barnes & Noble Classics)
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Published in: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Date: 2004-09-20
ISBN: 1593081634
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Weight: 1.81 pounds
Size: 6.36 x 8.72 x 1.8 inches
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Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
Immediately recognized as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of literature. Poor and plain, Jane Eyre begins life as a lonely orphan in the household of her hateful aunt. Despite the oppression she endures at home, and the later torture of boarding school, Jane manages to emerge with her spirit and integrity unbroken. She becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she finds herself falling in love with her employer—the dark, impassioned Mr. Rochester. But an explosive secret tears apart their relationship, forcing Jane to face poverty and isolation once again.

One of the world’s most beloved novels, Jane Eyre is a startlingly modern blend of passion, romance, mystery, and suspense.

Susan Ostrov Weisser is a Professor of English at Adelphi University, where she specializes in nineteenth-century literature and women’s studies. Her research centers on women and romantic love in nineteenth-century literature, as well as on contemporary popular culture. Weisser also wrote the introduction to the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Persuasion.

Reviews: Rachel (USA: PA) (2009/10/26):
Jane Eyre is a book of many genres. It's about a lonely little orphan girl who lives with her hateful aunt and horrid cousins who abuse her. She's empty and longs for meaning in her life so she asks her aunt to send her to school. With much disdain the aunt sends her away at once and Jane finds herself at a cold and dreary boarding school. She stays there until she is eighteen and then advertises as a governess. She gets a job at the mysterious Thornfield where she is a governess for the owner's ward. Eventually she finds herself falling in love with the owner of Thornfield and I'll leave the rest for you to find out yourself. =) Overall though, I would not have personally chosen to read this book for pleasure. (It's way too long) But I had to read it for a literature class last month and I actually found myself liking it (somewhat) Myself and the rest of my class also watched the BPC version of the Jane Eyre movie. It was 4 hours long but if you'd like a shorter version of it there are other options available. Enjoy it if you want. =)

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