Jane Eyre

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Broadview Press, Jan 12, 1999 - Fiction - 680 pages
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Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Brontė’s striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well as her poignant portrayal of the limitations faced by women who worked as governesses sparked great controversy and social debate. Jane Eyre, Brontė’s best-known novel, remains an extraordinary coming-of-age narrative, and one of the great classics of literature.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
A Note on the Text
50
A Brief Chronology
56
Prefatory Material to Subsequent Editions
557
Jane Eyre and the Governess Question
567
Jane Eyre and the ProperYoung Woman
600
Race Empire and the West Indies
607
Jamaica and Governor Eyre
637
Select Bibliography
678
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About the author (1999)

Richard Nemesvari of the Department of English at St. Francis Xavier University, has written widely on nineteenth-century British fiction. He also co-edited Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Aurora Floyd for this series.

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