Jane Eyre

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ABDO, Sep 1, 2011 - Fiction - 112 pages
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In Charlotte Bront 's classic tale of romance, Jane Eyre is an orphan trying to make her way in the world. After enduring a difficult childhood and finishing boarding school, Jane takes a post at the mysterious Thornfield Hall. She finds a home there as well as love with the master, Mr. Rochester. But all is lost when the truth is discovered. Discover the love, betrayal, and redemption in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Bront 's Jane Eyre.
 

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User Review  - soniaandree - LibraryThing

Getting books that give pointers as to the various themes and summaries was very helpful in the course of my studies and this one on Jane Eyre helped me go beyond the book itself. I had read the novel ... Read full review

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User Review  - angelanne - LibraryThing

Jane Eyre tells of a background coming from an unloved almost reviled childhood fighting the teachings of tradition to gain independance and fighting the natural desires of love. Torn between love and her moral upbringing that she fought so hard to defy. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 The Ghost
4
Chapter 2 Lowood Institute
12
Chapter 3 Miss Temples Kindness
19
Chapter 4 A New Position
26
Chapter 5 Thornfield Hall
34
Chapter 6 Fire
42
Chapter 7 Visitors at Thornfield
50
Chapter 8 Fortunes Told
58
Chapter 9 Called Away
65
Chapter 10 Going Home
72
Chapter 11 A Wedding
81
Chapter 12 Escape
89
Chapter 13 A New Family
97
Chapter 14 A Dream
103
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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.

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