Jane Eyre

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Penguin, Apr 1, 2008 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Charlotte Brontė’s romantic gothic novel, featuring one of literature’s most memorable heroines.
 
With her 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontė created one of the most unforgettable heroines of all time. Jane Eyre is an orphan, penniless and plain, but full of courage and spirit. She has endured incredible hardship to secure her humble status as a governess in the household of her brooding employer, Mr. Rochester. Jane’s sharp wit and defiant nature meet with Rochester’s sardonic temperament. The two become enmeshed in a deep, intense bond. But Rochester has a terrible secret—a remnant from his past that could threaten any hope of  happiness with his only love.
 
An unconventional love story that broadened the scope of romantic fiction, Jane Eyre is ultimately the tale of one woman’s fight to claim her independence and self-respect in a society that has no place for her.
 
With an Introduction by Erica Jong
and an Afterword by Marcelle Clements




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User Review  - ikumiw - LibraryThing

Jane Eyre is the main charactar of this book. She was poor woman and she was working as governess. And she fell in love with Mr Edward Rochester who is her master. I think she get her happiness herself. So she is nice woman. Read full review

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User Review  - maeyu - LibraryThing

This is a love story of Jane Eyre who is heroine of this book. Because he has no parents, She had a hard childhood in her Aunt house and in Lowood School. When she was 18, she became a governess at ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
3
Chapter One
6
Chapter Two
11
Chapter Three
17
Chapter Four
26
Chapter Five
40
Chapter Six
52
Chapter Seven
59
Chapter TwentyOne
223
Chapter TwentyTwo
244
Chapter TwentyThree
251
Chapter TwentyFour
261
Chapter TwentyFive
279
Chapter TwentySix
291
Chapter TwentySeven
302
Chapter TwentyEight
327

Chapter Eight
68
Chapter Nine
76
Chapter Ten
84
Chapter Eleven
94
Chapter Twelve
110
Chapter Thirteen
120
Chapter Fourteen
130
Chapter Fifteen
143
Chapter Sixteen
155
Chapter Seventeen
164
Chapter Eighteen
184
Chapter Nineteen
198
Chapter Twenty
208
Chapter TwentyNine
344
Chapter Thirty
355
Chapter ThirtyOne
364
Chapter ThirtyTwo
372
Chapter ThirtyThree
383
Chapter ThirtyFour
395
Chapter ThirtyFive
417
Chapter ThirtySix
428
Chapter ThirtySeven
437
Chapter ThirtyEight
457
Afterword by Marcelle Clements
462
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About the author (2008)

Charlotte Brontė (1816-55) was the third of the three famous Brontė sisters. Together with her sisters, Charlotte published Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (the pseudonyms of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne). Though this sold a disappointing two copies, the publication of Jane Eyre in 1847 achieved immediate success, and stirred much speculation about the identity of “Currer Bell.” Charlotte eventually revealed her identity, and later wrote Shirley (1849) and Villette (1853).
 
Erica Jong is a poet and New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including Fear of Flying, How to Save Your Own Life, Fanny, Sappho’s Leap, and Fear of Dying. She continues to be vocal on the subjects of women, writing, and her generation, as in her memoirs, Fear of Fifty and Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life. Her many honors include the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature and Poetry magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize.
 
Marcelle Clements is a novelist and journalist who has contributed articles on culture, the arts, and politics to many national publications. She is the author of two books of nonfiction, The Dog Is Us and The Improvised Woman, and the novels Rock Me and Midsummer. She teaches at New York University.


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