Jane Eyre (1847) has enjoyed huge popularity since first publication, and its success owes much to its exceptional emotional power. Jane Eyre, a penniless orphan, is engaged as governess at Thornfield Hall by the mysterious Mr Rochester. Her integrity and independence are tested to the limit as their love for each other grows, and the secrets of Mr Rochester's past are revealed.
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This suffers from being too well known, too much an examination text, but it's worth going back to read the story of young Jane's incarceration in the red room, and her rebellious walks up to the attics of Thornfield Hall where she looks longingly over the countryside, wishes for a larger and more exciting life than she can have and hears for the first time the diabolical chuckles of the madwoman imprisoned there. Review by Pat Barker, Booker Prize-winning author of the 'Regeneration Trilogy' (Kirkus UK)
US Kirkus Review » This need not be limited to a juvenile sale. It is a beautiful gift book edition of the famous novel, a favorite of this gifted artist who has been working on it for years. A fine piece of bookmaking. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte was born on 21 April 1816. Her father was curate of Haworth, Yorkshire, and her mother died when she was five years old, leaving five daughters and one son. In 1824 Charlotte, Maria, Elizabeth and Emily were sent to Cowan Bridge, a school for clergymen's daughters, where Maria and Elizabeth both caught tuberculosis and died. The children were taught at home from this point on and together they created vivid fantasy worlds which they explored in their writing. Charlotte worked as a teacher from 1835 to 1838 and then as a governess. In 1846, along with Emily and Anne, Charlotte published Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell.After this Emily wrote Wuthering Heights, Anne wrote Agnes Grey and Charlotte wrote The Professor. Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey were both published but Charlotte's novel was initially rejected. In 1847 Jane Eyre became her first published novel and met with immediate success. Between 1848 and 1849 Charlotte lost her remaining siblings: Emily, Branwell and Anne. She published Shirley in 1849, Villette in 1853 and in 1854 she married the Rev. Arthur Bell Nicholls. She died the next year, on 31 March 1855.