Jane Eyre

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Penguin, 1996 - Fiction - 532 pages
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Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a richer life than that traditionally allowed women in Victorian society.

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Michael Mason
 

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Four stars I really liked this book. I think it started off a little slow, I didn't really care about her exploits at her school, or during her childhood for that matter. I really appreciate a ... Read full review

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Contents

JANE EYRE
1
PREFACE
5
NOTE TO THE THIRD EDITION
9
VOLUME I
11
VOLUME II
173
VOLUME III
333
NOTES
503
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855), one of four surviving children of a clergyman, worked as a governess and teacher and wrote four novels.

Michael Mason teaches at University College London and has published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature.

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