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Jane Eyre (Paperback)

Author:  Charlotte/ Jong Bronte Afterword:  Marcelle Clements Introduction:  Erica Jong
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0451530918
ISBN-13: 9780451530912
Sku: 204841847
Publish Date: 4/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6H x 4L x 1.25T
Pages:  470
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Featuring an introduction written by Erica Jong, the classic 1847 novel traces the doomed love affair between an orphaned, independent-minded governess and her brooding employer, Mr. Rochester. Reissue. *Author: Bronte, Charlotte/ Jong, Erica (INT)/ Clements, Marcelle (AFT) *Series Title: Signet Classics *Publication Date: 2008/04/01 *Number of Pages: 470 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.00
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Featuring an introduction written by Erica Jong, the classic 1847 novel traces the doomed love affair between an orphaned, independent-minded governess and her brooding employer, Mr. Rochester. Reissue.
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Charlotte Brontë's first novel, published in 1847, was based in part on the author's own days in a brutal boarding school where two of her sisters died of tuberculosis; her characterization of the place in her first published work was an act of revenge. The novel's heroine is a plain, impoverished, but spirited young governess who not only wins the heart of her employer--the jaded, Byronic Mr. Rochester--but manages to defy the social conventions of her time to become a strong and fulfilled adult. Told by Jane herself as she looks back over her life, JANE EYRE became the prototype for the classic Gothic novel set in a wild, windswept location where a naïve heroine must cope with ghosts and the supernatural. It has also inspired countless romance novels and created the bitter, brooding hero who is brought back to life by the goodness and innocence of the woman who loves him. Brontë's tale, however, transcends the genres it inspired. Jane's search for love and for meaning also includes a refusal to accept less than she feels is her due. Brontë sees that quest as a moral one, and a critical exploration of the paradoxes of the English class system and of Victorian gender relations is an integral part of the book. But the main reason for its position as an enduring classic is that JANE EYRE is a stirring and satisfying tale, a page-turner. It was a bestseller in its day and remains popular today--the quintessential coming-of-age story that still has resonance for young women who are struggling to find the balance between romantic love and personal freedom.
Author Bio
Erica Jong
The daughter of Seymour and Edith (Mirsky) Mann, Erica Jong was educated at Barnard, receiving a B.A. in 1963, and Columbia, where she received an M.A. in 1965. Her 1973 bestseller, "Fear of Flying", created a sensation, and is one of the most influential and emblematic works associated with the sexual revolution.

Best known for her Gothic masterpiece JANE EYRE, Charlotte Bronte grew up in Yorkshire, England with her literary sisters, Anne and Emily, and her brother Branwell. Their childhood at the Haworth parsonage (where their father was the parson) was marked by imaginative play--stagings of dramas, stories, and other creative work, often using a set of wooden soldiers. In THE PROFESSOR, she draws on her painful experiences in Brussels, where she experienced unrequited love for her employer. A shy, solitary woman who longed for love, Bronte married late in life and died in childbirth.

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0470
Product attributePublisher:   Signet Classics
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