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Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)

Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)


Book Overview: Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)

Charlotte Brontë's moving masterpiece - the novel that has been "teaching true strength of character for generations" (The Guardian). Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman's quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-qualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him whatever the consequences or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving her beloved? This updated Penguin Classics edition features a new introduction by Brontë scholar and award-winning novelist Stevie Davies, as well as comprehensive notes, a chronology, further reading, and an appendix.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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PublisherPenguin Classics
Publication Date2013
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Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë, born in 1816, was a distinguished British novelist and poet, best known for her seminal work "Jane Eyre." Born in Thornton, England, she was the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, each becoming novelists of noteworthy literary significance. Brontë's work explored classism, sexism, and the human condition, with a narrative style that was groundbreaking in its use of an independent female voice. "Jane Eyre," her most famous novel, was published in 1847 under the pen name 'Currer Bell.' Its instant success placed Brontë among the most prominent female writers of her time. Brontë lived a tragically short life, passing away in 1855, but her legacy and influence remain towering figures in the literary world. Her passionate storytelling and exploration of emotional depth have become distinctive elements of her enduring appeal. She was a pioneer of the gothic literature genre, utilizing dark and supernatural themes to question societal norms and scrutinize the nature of love and relationships.


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