Jane Eyre

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 1, 2006 - 288 pages
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Bronte's "Jane Eyre" is adored classic and enchanting addition in literature. Jane Eyre, the protagonist is an orphan who is looked after by her mean spirited aunt Mrs. Reed who favoured her children more. Consequently Jane was sent to an orphan house where she had to survive and cope with all the difficulties. The novel narrates her experiences, survival and recoveries. A remarkable piece!
 

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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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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 I
1
CHAPTER IV
72
CHAPTER V
105
CHAPTER VI
162
CHAPTER VII
190
CHAPTER VIII
215
CHAPTER IX
267

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About the author (2006)

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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